How the Captions Program Works

Step 1

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Student takes a photograph or short video on her or his cellphone or digital camera. 

Step 1 Alternatives

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Student draws a picture or downloads an image (and cites the source) from the Internet.

Step 2

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Student writes a caption that goes with the image.

Step 3

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Student or teacher sends the image and the caption to the captions editor.

Step 4

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The editor checks the caption for errors in spelling and grammar. The editor also checks for language consistency and, if necessary, offers suggestions to improve the writing.

Step 5

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The editor returns the student’s work with proofreaders’ marks and edits in the margin.

Step 6

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The student incorporates the corrections and optional edits.

Step 7

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The editor prepares an individualized worksheet that reinforces correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, and vocabulary selection.

Step 8 (optional)

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Students learn photographic techniques by looking at examples of newspapers, magazines, and curated pieces from museums.