After reading Roseli Serra‘s blog post on The Power of Image and Moving Image on Students’ learning and Projects I decided to share how I use images to deal with Storytelling, Vocabulary and even Grammar.
Sometimes a picture we share in class triggers unexpected things. One day I shared a picture I took of the sunrise from my living room window. The picture triggered a lot of conversation, a lot of sharing emotions and feelings. From expressing how much we love sunrises and sunsets and even jumping into moonlight images we keep either in our minds, as part of our dear memories, or sharing some pictures we kept in our devices, and working on emergent language that our pictures brought making the whole moment more memorable.
The picture in question is this:
You see? The darkness has gone
Brushes of orange playing with grey clouds
The view, the smell, the sounds of silence
My skin is sensitive, opened to the freshness of the morning
The azhar scent blows around the garden
This glory will remain inside of me during the bustle of the day
Celestial memories of another time
The nature has given me the gift of being alive.
And when we travel we use our images to learn
Now I am older and I know that in spring the snow on these mountains melts and goes down and down, up to the forest, and small stream of freshwater is born to give me the gift of the little fish.