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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies
Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies that will help students think through, think about and think with pictures. Standards Support Visual Literacy Instruction Visual literacy is a staple of 21st century skills, which state that learners must "demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made." Putting aside the imperative to teach students how to create meaningful images, the ability to read images is reflected in the following standards. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7: "Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos or maps) with other information in print and digital texts." How to Teach Visual Literacy: Visual Thinking Routines Think-Alouds Asking the 4WS Related:  Teaching Visual Literacy

Visual Literacy Instruction in All Grade Levels: What is Visual Literacy and Why Should we Teach It? Rationale for Visual Literacy in School Instruction In the 1920s, Thomas Edison had a belief that motion pictures would make the school textbook obsolete within ten years. That did not happen, but technology and media have taken a primary place in the communication of ideas and information. “Educators implementing new English language arts curricula know that today’s youth have to handle a world that contains multiple forms of literacy” (Begoray, 2001, p. 1). Several researchers have explored the concept of how children comprehend text, which relates to the validity behind visual literacy strategies. Understanding text cognitively involves multiple sensory processes, and interpreting visual imagery does too.

Teaching Visual Literacy to Students Visual literacy is a multi-faceted subject matter, and faculty wishing to include images in their curriculum can quickly find themselves overwhelmed by the prospect of addressing visual literacy. For an introduction to the topic visit The Basics of Visual Literacy: Form, Context and Content. The following tools are intended to help faculty customize their curricula to incorporate visual literacy in ways that suit their individual instructional needs. Some faculty may want to teach visual literacy as a one-time in- or out-of-class activity. Each one of the following tools can stand alone, or they can be combined with one another to build a customized visual literacy curriculum that suits your needs. Online Activities: a complilation of online activities contributed by faculty. Activity Plans: activities and lesson plans contributed by faculty teaching with images. Bank of Questions: a variety of entry points for exploring the components of visual literacy.

Visual Literacy & the Internet | Mrs. Ruiz's Class Visual Literacy is not a new concept. As a matter of fact it was concept given a name in 1969 by writer and educator John L. Debes. Educators have been using visual literacy in education for quite some time. There are so many images available to us on the Internet. Discovery Communications, Inc., . I told my students I would be showing them an image. The quick write situation I described is one way I will be using the Internet and visual literacy in my classroom. (GCU TEC 538 Reflective Blog Post #2) Like this: Like Loading...

Carleton College: Visual Learning Conference: Teaching with Images: An Introduction Saturday, September 29, 2012 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, WCC 236 Looking and Learning: Teaching with Visuals across the CurriculumDeandra Little, Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Teaching Resource Center, University of Virginia Chad Berry, Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty, Goode Professor of Appalachian Studies, Professor of History, Berea College Looking and Learning PowerPoint Presentation The sheer volume of images they encounter can lead students to believe they are proficient in visual interpretation, but research shows that visual literacy does not develop unless these skills are identified and taught. The first portion briefly explored theories informing visual learning from a variety of disciplines, including art history and media studies. Deandra Little joined the Teaching Resource Center faculty in August 2003. Related blog post: Visual Literacy Across the Liberal Arts Presentation Moderator:

Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills Today's students live in an increasingly visual world where they are engaged not only by words, but also by images. This collection of innovative articles shows teachers and literacy specialists how to use students' interest in picture books, comics, graphic novels, film, anime and other visual media to motivate and engage readers in years P-12. With background information and research as well as practical ideas and sample lessons to help educators, this much-needed guide will help teachers engage students as critical readers and prepare them for the demands of living in the twenty-first century. Click here to download the info sheetClick here to download the sample pages

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