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1 Captions

2 A well-written caption provides the context for a picture by answering the who, what, when, where, why and how

3 The process Caption writing involves interviewing, prewriting, drafting, rewriting and editing

4 Writing Captions Caption writing is a creative process that is aided by cooperative writing. Get help from other staff members to write the captions.

5 What you need Photo Statistics on photo Quotes dealing with photo

6 Just the facts Using first and last names, identify everyone in the photo up to five Interview people in the picture

7 Just the facts Interview people associated with the activity Find out what happened before, during, and after the action pictured

8 Write Now Describe the action taking place in the picture using present tense

9 Write Now Patty Voegle, Jessica Sterling, Brandi Adkins and Allie Zajaros play “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” during the winter concert.

10 Keep on Writing Write an additional sentence in past tense that includes key information

11 Keep on Writing Patty Voegle, Jessica Sterling, Brandi Adkins and Allie Zajaros play “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” during the winter concert. The flute section practiced during their lunch periods to prepare for the December 1 concert.

12 Get Expansive Conclude with a quote (past tense) that explains what happened either before, or after the action

13 Keep on Writing “ Although we didn’t have a lot of time to prepare, the end result was a real crowd pleaser,” said Jessica.

14 Take the Lead Write an attention getting word or phrase that links the caption to the picture

15 Take the Lead Santa’s Helpers In Santa attire Felicitous Flautists

16 Great Combination Put it all together Edit caption –Is there too much or too little information?

17 Great Combination Santa’s Helpers Patty Voegle, Jessica Sterling, Brandi Adkins and Allie Zajaros play “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” during the winter concert. The flute section practiced during their lunch period to prepare for the December 1 concert. “Although we didn’t have a lot of time to prepare, the end result was a real crowd pleaser,” said Jessica.

18 Final Edit Check your verb tenses Does the caption provide enough information?

19 Great Combination Santa’s Helpers Sophomore Patty Voegle, and juniors Jessica Sterling, Brandi Adkins and Allie Zajaros play “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” The flute section practiced during their lunch period for the December 1 concert. “Although we didn’t have a lot of time to prepare, the end result was a real crowd pleaser,” said Jessica.

20 Write Now Describe the action taking place in the picture using present tense

21 Add More Tell in past tense what happened and when

22 Get quote Get a quote from either one of the students or the teacher.

23 Write Now Describe the action taking place in the picture using present tense

24 Add More Tell in past tense what happened and when

25 Get quote Get a quote from one of the students explaining why they look happy and how they actually felt.

26 Time to GO!!!!


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