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Pictures Add Information!
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7

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Let's see how pictures add information with Hewie!

Transcript Pictures Add Information!

Hewie, the night security guard, is doing his nightly rounds at the art museum. But... he keeps hearing sounds that he thinks are coming from the pictures! Let's help him find where the sounds are coming from by learning about how Pictures Add Information! Illustrations are pictures or drawings in a book that can help add meaning to a story. When we read, we can use what we know about the story from the words we READ and the pictures we SEE to get more information about... the setting, or where the story takes place,... the characters, or the people, animals, or things the story is about... and the events or what's happening in the story. First, let's read and take a look at an illustration of Hewie and see if we get more information. It says, 'Hewie is looking at the pictures to see where the sound is coming from.' The author gave us the character, 'Hewie', and then told us that he's 'looking at the pictures', which is the event. But we're missing the setting, or where it takes place! Let's find the setting using the picture and the sentence starter: I know the setting is in a BLANK because I see BLANK. (...) I know the setting is in a MUSEUM because I see ART WORK. Hewie hears the sound again and moves closer to the picture he thinks he heard it from, let's check it out! It reads, 'The moon lit the way for the boat to sail on the sea.' The author gave us the event, the boat sailing, and then told us the setting, which is the sea. But we're missing the character, or who the story is about! Let's find the character using the picture and the sentence starter: I know the character is a BLANK because I see BLANK. (...) I know the character is a RABBIT because I see a RABBIT on the boat. Hewie hears ANOTHER sound closer to the next picture, maybe this time he will finally find out who made it! It says, 'The tiger is in the jungle.' The author gave us the character, the tiger, and then told us the setting, which is the jungle. But we're missing the event, or what's happening in the story! Let's find the event happening using the picture and the sentence starter: I know the event is BLANK because I see BLANK. (...) I know the event is hiding because I see the tiger is hiding in the tall grass. Hewie thought for sure the tiger was making the sound until he heard it again! Before we see if Hewie figures out where the noise is coming from, let's remember! Illustrations are pictures or drawings in a book that can help add meaning to a story. When we read, we can use what we know about the story from the words we READ and the pictures we SEE to get more information about... the setting, or where the story takes place,... the characters, or the people, animals, or things the story is about... and the events or what's happening in the story. [Hewie rushes to where the noise happens, his little heart pounding, then gives a BIG sigh of relief when he sees it's just Zayd, the dragon, not a real dinosaur] Oh, hey Hewie, I didn't know you worked here. I was just practicing my roar. Hewie, you look like you just saw a ghost!"

Pictures Add Information! exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video Pictures Add Information!.
  • What information can pictures give you?

    Hints

    There are 3 correct choices.

    Can you look at this picture and identify a character and a setting?

    • The setting in this picture is the mountains.
    • The character in this picture is the donkey.

    Can you look at this picture and identify a character and a setting?

    Solution

    Pictures can give you information about the setting, characters, and events in a story.

    • Setting: where the story takes place.
    • Characters: people, animals, or things that the story is about.
    • Events: what is happening in the story.

  • Use the picture to identify the setting, character, and event of the story.

    Hints

    The event is what is happening in the story.
    What are the soccer players doing on the field?

    The characters are the people in the story.
    Who is playing soccer on the field?

    The setting is where the story takes place.
    Where are the soccer players playing soccer?

    Solution

    The picture can be used to identify the setting, character, and event of the story.

    • The setting is a field.
    • The character is a soccer player.
    • The event is soccer.

  • What is the event of the story?

    Hints

    What are the two astronauts doing on the moon?

    An event is what is going on in the story.

    Solution

    The event of the story is riding bikes.
    The correct choice is: Two astronauts are riding bikes on the moon.

  • What information can a picture add?

    Hints

    There are 2 characters in the picture.

    The event is what the kids are doing.
    What are the kids doing?

    Solution

    A picture can add information about the characters, setting and events.

    • The characters are the kids.
    • The setting is in the park.
    • The event is reading.

  • Who are the characters of the story?

    Hints

    The event of the story is camping because Zayd and Ari are camping in the woods.

    The setting of the story is the woods where Zayd and Ari are camping.

    Solution

    The characters of the story are Zayd and Ari.

  • Use the picture to figure out more information about the story.

    Hints

    A setting is where a story takes place.
    Where do Zayd and Ari run?

    Characters are who the story is about.
    Who runs in the park?

    Events are what is happening.
    What do Zayd and Ari do in the park?

    Solution

    The picture gives more information about the story. The setting, characters, and event are in bold.

    • Setting: Zayd and Ari run in the park.
    • Characters: Zayd and Ari run in the park.
    • Event: Zayd and Ari run in the park.