Visual Story Telling for Creative Storytelling

Students love using cameras so why not capitalize on their natural interests by getting them to use visual images to create a story in 5 frames.  This task has two important parts. The first is thinking about the story line visually, creating a title that tells about the story in a very direct way and then creating and arranging the photos to tell the story.  The second part is sharing the photo story with a group. The group can comment on the poetic or prose forms of the images, critique the structure of the story, or make any other comments about the meaning or construction of the visual story.  Here is an example of a visual story using Flickr about a young colt’s first day in the world to give you some ideas.