Visual Literacy in Non Fiction. Staff Development Day July 2012. Overview. This presentation will outline some strategies to assist children to communicate using visual texts. Need to remember some concepts are better communicated using visual texts rather than words-only texts
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Staff Development Day
Organise students to work in pairs, each pair with a separate sheet, adding as many possible consequences as they can. Encourage the students to look for advantages as well as disadvantages for each consequence.
Every consequence chart will be different, but here is one example:
Students compare each other's results and are free to borrow any ideas that they like.
Suggestion: There are likely to be a number of different "chains" of consequences in each chart. To help decide which ones to write about and in what order, it helps if students number the chains before they start writing it as an explanation, discussion,essay, etc.
Scale diagrams help children visualize concepts of vast size.
*creating curiosity about a new topic before you begin it
*revising a topic that has just been completed.
The day before you start atopic, jot down on a sheet of paper some of the key words or phrases that you expect to use when teaching this topic. The words should be well spaced out and in no particular order.
Make photocopies of the sheet and hand the copies around, so that the children can work in pairs.
Don't tell the children what this is all about! Say simply, "See if you can find any connections between the words. If you can think of a connection, draw an arrow and write the connection on it."
On the board show them an example of what you mean.
Arrows show the direction in which the sentences are to be read. For example, the arrow shows that we read from Earth to ice caps: "Earth has two ice caps."
In this example "planets" has been circled as the topic word, or heading. Blue has been used for connections the writer believes to be true. Red has been used for connections about which the writer is doubtful.
I WOULD RECOMMEND ENSURING YOUR SCHOOL HAS A COPY OF THIS BOOK AS WELL AS CONSIDERING GETTING THE DVD TITLED “WHAT IS VISUAL LITERACY”