Student takes a photograph or short video on her or his cellphone or digital camera.
Student draws a picture or downloads an image (and cites the source) from the Internet.
Student writes a caption that goes with the image.
Student or teacher sends the image and the caption to the captions editor.
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.