Sometimes it is the simplicity and the symmetry that draws the eye. When students are asked to create a story, offering a picture prompt plus open brainstorming together will allow students to recognize what is meant when asking for a written “thick” description and students may create a background or plot for?
Who might be coming to dinner? Is it an ordinary occasion? Where is the setting? At home or elsewhere? Could they add a mystery/suspense to their short vignette?
Image, plot, character study, setting, use of adjectives, vocabulary enhancer- all ages/levels, writing skills
Image from La vie et Belle hollymdunning.blogspot.ca spring eggrolls, Vietnam