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"Our Lives, Our Words": Using Digital Photography to Improve Student Writing

"Our Lives, Our Words" helps students make real-life connections to the subjects they are learning and writing about through the use of digital cameras. Students use digital photography to illustrate stories, poems, and other activities. This program was designed to help Elementary English Language Learners (ELLs) improve their writing scores on the yearly WIDA ACCESS test.


1st Grade Projects

by Laurah Jurca

Throughout these three projects, students will use digital cameras to motivate and augment their own writing. 

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2nd Grade Projects

by Laurah Jurca

Throughout these projects, students will use digital photography to motivate and enhance their writing. 

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3rd Grade Projects

by Laurah Jurca

Throughout these three projects, students will use digital cameras to motivate and augment their own writing.

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4th Grade Projects

by Laurah Jurca

Throughout these three projects, students will use digital cameras to motivate and augment their own writing. 

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Staff Development resources for the "Our Words, Our Lives" program. Includes documents, powerpoints, handouts and agendas from summer workshop and fall meetings. 

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