Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Using Images to help Writers add Details
In reflection, this lesson taught me to slow down and take the time to create something that builds relationships. Now when students hand in their writing, I ask, "Is this a chandelier?" They smile and remember the lesson. Using images to connect to students and to add impact to a lesson is not difficult. Too often, I get swept up in the "getting it done" part of the classwork. In contrast, I think taking the time to model what it means to be visually literate, to model how to examine and discuss an image, and to model how an image can be representational can positively impact my students and make my teaching more effective.
How have you successfully incorporated images and visual literacy in your classroom? I'd love to hear about your favorite visual lesson.