Illustrations and captions

1st year classes are learning more about how to research. Their latest task is to hunt for a picture or book illustration that they would like to share with the class, which also has a caption which explains something about the picture.

Most people don’t realise that book illustrations have to be paid for, either by employing your own artist or purchasing pictures from a picture library. As a result, the publishers are very careful about the pictures they use – they must have a useful purpose in the book.

That means that the pictures and their captions are also a useful source of information for someone doing research.

The 1st years share their pictures with the class and then of course, that sparks off other stories about the pictures, and our opinions and so on …

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