Wednesday, September 7, 2011


A Riderless Horse

 Because I’ve been very busy trying to find a publisher for REFLECTIONS, I haven’t been posting entries to this blog for many weeks. But now it’s time to get back to work.
      For the next few months, my plan is to present different photos with accom-panying information on a regular basis.  Some of these photos will be in black and white: others will be in color. Feel free to use these photos in your classroom to help your students develop ideas for writing assignments.
     For this week’s entry I’ve posted a photo accompanied by several keywords. Notice that the keywords don’t always seem to relate to the photo. But they don’t have to. Perhaps your students will use them as presented. Alternatively, your students might choose to use their imaginations to develop their own keywords.
     I’m sure you will find these exercises interesting and productive. By the way, if have examples of photo-related writing activities you’re willing to share, I’d love to hear from you.
     For more information about using photographs to inspire writing in the classroom, please visit my series of articles at  These articles are jam packed with photos and ideas you can use to trigger student writing.



Write What You See and Prufrock Press

  Published by Cottonwood Press in 2009, Write What You See: 99 Photos To Inspire Writing by Hank Kellner is now marketed by Prufrock Press.
      Please visit now to order this fine book.
This thought-provoking collection contains photographs and a wide variety of inventive writing prompts to motivate students.
     Written by a veteran of the Korean War and retired educator who has served as an English Department supervisor and adjunct associate professor of English at the community college level, Write What you See includes a CD-Rom and a special section telling how teachers nationwide use photos to inspire writing. 118 pages, 8 1/2 X 11, Softbound, ISBN 978-1-877673-83-2, Grades 7-12, $24.95

Copyright, © Hank Kellner, 2011

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