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.
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.
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.
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.
The editor returns the student’s work with proofreaders’ marks and edits in the margin.
The student incorporates the corrections and optional edits.
The editor prepares an individualized worksheet that reinforces correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, and vocabulary selection.
Students learn photographic techniques by looking at examples of newspapers, magazines, and curated pieces from museums.