Visual Writing Prompts

The Paddleboard


Writing Prompts Ideas

  • The water was clear and calm…
  • It was a beautiful day for paddleboarding, so…
  • As we were paddling across the water, we saw…
  • Every morning, my dog and I went for a paddle…

Five Ws and One H

  • Who is the character?
  • Where is the character?
  • When did the event take place?
  • Why...
    • Why is the character there?
    • Why did this happen?
    • Did something cause this to happen?
  • What...
    • What is happening?
    • Can you provide more detailed information?
  • How...
    • How did the character get there?
    • How did the character get out of their situation?
    • How did this happen?
    • Can you provide more information to prove this?

Suggested Activities

  • Use the illustration as stimulus for a narrative
  • Describe what you see
  • Complete a story board template

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