How the Captions Program Works

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Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

Student takes a photograph or short video on her or his cellphone or digital camera, or downloads an image (citing the source) from the Internet.

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Step 2

Step 1

Step 1

Student writes a story or caption that goes with the image. The length of the story or caption could be as short as a few words, or as long as a  3-sentence paragraph.

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Step 3

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Step 3

Student sends the image and caption to the captions editor. For images from the Internet, the editor helps the student compose a professional email to procure permission.

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Step 4

Step 4

Step 3

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.

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Step 5

Step 4

Step 5

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

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Step 6

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Step 5

The student incorporates the corrections and optional edits.

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Step 7

Step 8 (optional)

Step 8 (optional)

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

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Step 8 (optional)

Step 8 (optional)

Step 8 (optional)

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