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Books Inspired by Talking Pictures by Ransom Riggs

Inspiration

Ransom Riggs is the author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The pictures in that book are considered "found photographs." Riggs is an avid collector of old photos that he finds in antique stores. He especially likes the ones that have writing on them to explain something about the mystery of the picture. So, let's have a little fun. What do you have to say about the pictures? What are the people thinking? Why might they be saying? Who took the picture? Why was the picture taken?
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Quickwrite: Tell a quick story about what you think happened to this car. Oh, and tell it in the voice of the car! Five minutes. GO!

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Quickwrite: This photo was taken in 1960's during the Vietnam War. Using the voice of one of the men in this picture, explain what went on right before this picture was taken. GO!

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Quickwrite: What in the world is going through this little boy's mind? Are they posed for a picture? Who is he looking at? What is the purpose behind taking this picture? Pick any voice you would like to tell the story of what is happening right now! GO!

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Quickwrite: What is this couple's history? Do they have children? Where do they live? Are they really a couple or is this a posed photo under different circumstances? Who is taking the picture? Write a story about these people. You have three minutes. GO!

Here is the book I've been using. It's a fascinating look at pictures and why we take them. It also makes you think about what is going to happen to all of our pictures now. Most people don't print pictures anymore. Kind of makes you wonder what will be left behind of our lives when we're gone.

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