Talk About It: Do you cook? Where? Why? Do you like to do it? What equipment do you use?
Level 1: Write a list of what you see in the top picture. Include feelings, adjectives, and verbs. Write a list of what you see in the bottom picture. Include feelings, adjectives, and verbs. Circle the things that are the same in both lists.
Level 2: Write 3 sentences that describe the top picture. Write 3 sentences that describe the bottom picture. Write 1 sentence that says how they are similar. Write 1 sentence that says how they are different.
Level 3: Write a paragraph that describes the top picture. Write a second paragraph that describes the bottom picture. Give each paragraph a topic sentence. In each paragraph, include information about where this kitchen is, who is in it, and what resources they have available.
Creative Writing: Imagine that one of the chefs from the top picture and the woman from the bottom picture meet and have a conversation. Write at least one page of their dialog. It does not have to focus only on cooking.
Read this article from The Guardian: Can You Picture Poverty Without Humiliating The Poor.
Write an essay describing the pros and cons of using images of people in poverty in journalism about poverty. Make sure it is in your own words, even though you just read an article about it. Include a paragraph that states whether you think the pros or cons are stronger, and justify your stance. Be sure to cite the Guardian article and any other sources you use to back up your opinions, even if you don’t directly quote them in your essay.
(MLA 8 Citation)
Elliott, Chris. “Can you picture poverty without humiliating the poor?” The Guardian, 29 Nov. 2015, www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/29/can-you-picture-poverty-without-humiliating-the-poor. Accessed 2 Apr. 2017.
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