Discuss the five senses and reflect on their potential to add to the sensation of an image; what would you see, hear, smell, feel and taste?
The children have to find one word, one phrase or create one sentence to link with each of the five sense to create a word-scape, poem or short narrative.
By careful editing, the children can re-craft their first efforts and come up with five lines that can be worked into a poetry form.
With practice the initial steps can be the first five minutes of a lesson; perhaps a settling down activity.
Reflect on Imagination
The word image is embedded in imagination. Does that give a clue to the idea that learners need to work from clear pictures in their head, especially if they are to speculate?