Teaching Visual Literacy

Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills

Author: Nancy Frey,Douglas Fisher

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412953111

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 8746


Presents articles that describe how teachers and literacy specialists can use visual media, including graphic novels, cartoons, and picture books, to motivate reading.

Teaching Visual Literacy in the Primary Classroom

Comic Books, Film, Television and Picture Narratives

Author: Tim Stafford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136936785

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 7752


Teaching Visual Literacy in the Primary Classroom shows how everyday literacy sessions can be made more exciting, dynamic and effective by using a wide range of media and visual texts in the primary classroom. In addition to a wealth of practical teaching ideas, the book outlines the vital importance of visual texts and shows how children can enjoy developing essential literacy skills through studying picture books, film, television and comic books. Designed to take into account the renewed Framework for Literacy, each chapter offers a complete guide to teaching this required area of literacy. Aimed at those who want to deliver high quality and stimulating literacy sessions, each chapter contains a range of detailed practical activities and resources which can be easily implemented into existing literacy teaching with minimal preparation. In addition, each chapter gives clear, informative yet accessible insights into the theory behind visual literacy. Containing a wealth of activities, ideas and resources for teachers of both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, this book discusses how children's literacy skills can be developed and enhanced through exploring a range of innovative texts. Six chapters provide comprehensive guides to the teaching of the following media and literacy skills: picture books film and television comic books visual literacy skills genre adaptation. Teaching Visual Literacy in the Primary Classroom is an essential resource for all those who wish to find fresh and contemporary ways to teach literacy and will be useful not only to novices but also to teachers who already have experience of teaching a range of media. Students, primary school teachers, literacy co-ordinators and anyone who is passionate about giving pupils a relevant and up-to-date education will be provided with everything they need to know about teaching this new and ever-expanding area of literacy.

Teaching, Learning, and Visual Literacy

The Dual Role of Visual Representation

Author: Billie Eilam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113956014X

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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Visual literacy is an increasingly critical skill in a globalizing, digital world. This book addresses the core issues concerning visual literacy in education, underscoring its importance for the instruction of students and educators. Professor Billie Eilam argues that the incorporation of visual skill development in teacher training programs will help break the cycle of visual illiteracy. Understanding the pedagogical benefits and risks of visual representation can help educators develop effective strategies to produce visually literate students. Eilam presents a broad overview of theoretical knowledge regarding visual representation, as well as a discussion of best practices for the use of visual elements in schools. In addition to theory, Eilam includes practical exercises for introducing visual literacy into teacher education, offering strategies for analyzing visualization in curricula and for increasing awareness of visual culture.

Visual Literacy

Reading, Thinking, and Communicating with Visuals

Author: Mark Newman,Donna Ogle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1475840128

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 2155


Visual Literacy examines how teachers can use visuals to improve learning for all students. It provides teachers with a foundation in visual literacy, defined as the ability to read, think, and communicate with visually presented information. Results of studies of students’ using visual information indicate that most students are clearly lacking in the tools needed to use visuals effectively. The book orients teachers to visual literacy and the world of visuals. It discusses various classroom tested strategies and activities for all students, including second language learners, and students with special needs. Stressing visual literacy skills helps students understand a visual more deeply so they can master the content they are learning. Teachers will learn to employ a literacy triad of reading, thinking, and communicating to aid students in their study of visuals. First, they inquire into the visual, reading it for content and context, including assessing the authenticity of the document. Second, they think about the document by analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating it to come up with answers to their inquiry. Graphic organizers help students decipher the content and understand the meaning of the visual document, connecting it to prior and future instruction. Third, they communicate their findings using visuals.

Get the Picture: Visual Literacy in Content-Area Instruction

Author: Marva Cappello

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1493880802


Page: 224

View: 6401


In a world that is becoming increasingly visual, this book equips teachers with innovative strategies to engage students with visual media. Today's students need to know how to "read" visuals closely to understand their meaning, the messages they are sending, and be able to discuss them with others using appropriate vocabulary. Teachers will help students comprehend visuals such as images, charts, graphics, and multimedia texts across the content areas. With tools and techniques, sample lessons, and suggested visuals to use in the classroom, this professional development resource provides strategies for both receptive and productive purposes of visual literacy and is organized by content area to support all teachers. These approaches focus on valuing evidence in visual texts and develop all literacy skills to engage students in building 21st century skills and higher-order thinking.
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Looking and Learning: Visual Literacy across the Disciplines

New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 141

Author: Deandra Little,Peter Felten,Chad Berry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119063426

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 7994


In this volume, the authors focus on the importance of inclusiveteaching and the role faculty can play in helping students achieve,though not necessarily in the same way. To teach with a focus oninclusion means to believe that every person has the ability tolearn. It means that most individuals want to learn, to improvetheir ability to better understand the world in which they live,and to be able to navigate their pathways of life. This volume includes the following topics: best practices for teaching students with social, economic,gender, or ethnic differences adjustments to the teaching and learning process to focus oninclusion strategies for teaching that help learners connect what theyknow with the information presented environments that maximize learners’ academic and socialgrowth. The premise of inclusive teaching works to demonstrate that allpeople can and do learn. Educators and administrators canincorporate the techniques of inclusive learning and help learnersretain more information. This is the 141st volume of the quarterly Jossey-Bass highereducation series New Directions for Teaching and Learning. Itoffers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improvingcollege teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructorsand the latest findings of educational and psychologicalresearchers.

A Primer of Visual Literacy

Author: Donis A. Dondis

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262540292

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 3871


This primer is designed to teach students the interconnected arts of visual communication. This book provides a framework within which to re-examine and revise one's thinking about the basic structure and impact of visual messages. Numerous illustrative examples are employed to clarify the basic elements of design to show how they are used in simple syntactical combinations.

Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking through Visual Representation Strategies

Author: Shedletsky, Leonard J.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466658177

Category: Education

Page: 568

View: 1638


One of the most important aspects of a comprehensive education involves teaching students to analyze arguments and form their own opinions based on available information. Visual and graphical mapping strategies are useful in helping students to consider problems from a variety of perspectives. Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking through Visual Representation Strategies brings together research from scholars and professionals in the field of education to provide new insights into the use of visual aids for student development in reasoning and critical thinking. This essential reference source will enable academics, researchers, and practitioners in fields such as education, business, and technology to more effectively foster students’ critical thinking skills.

Toward a More Visual Literacy

Shifting the Paradigm with Digital Tools and Young Adult Literature

Author: Jennifer S. Dail,Shelbie Witte,Steven T. Bickmore

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475835663

Category: Education

Page: 146

View: 2787


Technology and multimodal texts must be included as part of the literacies we teach in 21st century schools. Implementing multiple modes of literacy requires that teachers shift their focus toward multiple genres and modes of text. This shift to the visual requires that teachers consider how students read images in the classroom, address visual literacy, and engage students in constructing visual texts. Students already live and communicate in a virtual world connected by expansive networks, and many also read young adult literature. Given this, researchers and practitioners in the field examine ways texts written for students can be combined with digital tools to craft more critical conversations around literary response and digital media consumption and production. This book explores ways adolescents read, engage, and construct meaning within the world around them and examines how teachers can leverage the use of young adult literature with digital practices within their classrooms.