This paper intends to explore teaching strategies of multimodal literacy (cf. media literacy, photo-literacy, moving image literacy, and digital literacy) in the Japanese classroom as a mother tongue, in order to develop multimodal literacy education in the Japanese language education curriculum. Thorough consideration will be given to unit 'Photo-You' at "The Media Book", which the English & Media Centre in U.K., published 2001. Unit 'Photo-You' is a unit to learn a documentary. In particular I show very effective technique when the beginning unit that used a portrait elaborates a plan by the language activities that we used a photograph for Japanese language education.