Using illustrations from a wide variety of diverse picture books, the Writers’ Tools slide shows demonstrate how students can use their five physical senses—and their experiences, memories, creativity, and imaginations—to become better writers and storytellers.

This section includes the following slide shows. Click on a slide show title or scroll down to see all the Writers’ Tools resources.

Each slide show will be accompanied by an educator guide to ensure teachers are able to maximize the content with their students. You can check out these draft versions of each slide show by clicking the right arrow.

To view each slide show in its biggest size, first click the icon in the bottom-right corner to open the slide show in a new window. Then click Start Slide Show and use the arrow keys on your keyboard to advance the show.

Note: The time required to initially load each slide show will vary depending upon the speed of your computer. Older computers may require you to wait a few seconds for each slide show to load.

For detailed instructions on starting and viewing the slide shows, click here.

I. Your Five Senses

II. Experience and Memory

III. Imagination Power

IV. Creativity and Ideas