Even if a picture is worth a thousand words, it still needs a caption. Captions are easy to write if you begin with the basics. Let’s practice using the photo below.
Caption: A caption is text that gives additional information about a picture or illustration.
Example: Begin by brainstorming Who, What, When, Where, and How. Once you have written down these details from the photo, write a caption that gives these details and some additional information (use the checklist below).
Caption Writing Checklist:
- describe the picture
- provide additional information
- written in complete sentences
- include adjectives and additional details
Now, try one a few on your own!
Teachers: Ask your EY Coordinator for this 65 page resource (PDF), would be great for warms ups and exit tickets to help students practice caption writing!