Earthquake Strikes Turkey & Syria

Photo Prompts

Int – Adv
Teens & Adults
Grades 6–12

A picture is worth a thousand words. Look at this photo from the Associated Press of a man carrying a child in front of rubble from an earthquake.

Use the photo in class with your students to draw comparisons, brainstorm vocabulary, and make predictions. You can also assign a writing or speaking task based on the photo prompt. You may want to teach some of the suggested vocabulary below.

This content may not be appropriate for all students. Teacher discretion is advised.

Focus

authentic materials
topic-based
writing
speaking
news
earthquake
Turkey
Syria

Vocabulary

rubble
destruction
anguish
magnitude
aftershock
fault line
A spinning paper plane