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Teaching Visual Literacy

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

Spark students' interest in reading and help them become critical consumers of visual information!

Today's students live in an increasingly visual world where they are engaged not only by words, but also by images. Providing research, practical ideas, and sample lessons, this collection of innovative articles shows classroom teachers and literacy specialists how to use high-interest materials such as picture books, comics, graphic novels, film, anime, and other visual media to:

  • Capture the attention of learners and boost their critical thinking skills 
  • Strengthen multiple competencies in literacy
  • Help students comprehend and assess visual information
  • Reach students with disabilities and extend their understanding

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781412953122
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2008
  • Page Count: 208
  • Publication date: January 09, 2008

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"This book puts into practice what we've long known but often ignored: one picture is indeed worth a thousand words! The chapters offer a practical look at how images in all their many forms can be used to motivate reluctant readers."
—Donna E. Alvermann, Distinguished Research Professor
University of Georgia

"Just as vision entails more than seeing, being visually literate means that students can interpret and reflect upon images as well as words. These strategies will help your students develop the literacy they need for this brave new century."
—Carol Jago, Director, California Reading and Literature Project
University of California, Los Angeles

Spark students' interest in reading and help them become critical consumers of visual information!

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 classroom 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 Grades K–12.

Teaching Visual Literacy offers background information, research, practical ideas, and sample lessons to help educators:

  • Capture the attention of learners and boost their critical thinking skills
  • Support and strengthen multiple competencies in literacy
  • Help students comprehend and assess visual information
  • Reach students with disabilities and extend their understanding

Visual literacy is an integral part of literacy development, and this much-needed classroom companion helps teachers engage students as critical readers and prepare them for living in the twenty-first century.


Key features

  • Features articles by experts in the field of visual literacy
  • Shows teachers how to use high-interest materials to foster literacy competencies and student engagement
  • Offers strategies for using a wide range of materials, from picture books to comic books to film
  • Includes numerous examples and model lessons
Author(s)

Author(s)

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Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a member of the International Literacy Association’s Literacy Research Panel. Nancy has published in The Reading Teacher, Theory Into Practice, Reading Psychology, Early Childhood Education Journal, and Educational Leadership on research related to literacy, school leadership, and effective instruction. Current books include The Teaching Reading Playbook, Teaching Students to Drive Their Learning, Welcome to Teaching, and The PLC+ suite of books. In 2008 she was given the Early Career Achievement Award by the Literacy Research Association and is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame. She is a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator in California, and is a co-founder and administrator at Health Sciences High and Middle College.

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Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is professor and chair of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. Previously, Doug was an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association William S. Grey citation of merit and an Exemplary Leader award from the Conference on English Leadership of NCTE. He has published numerous articles on teaching and learning as well as books such as The Teacher Clarity Playbook, PLC+, Visible Learning for Literacy, Comprehension: The Skill, Will, and Thrill of Reading, How Tutoring Works, and How Learning Works. Doug loves being an educator and hopes to share that passion with others.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

About the Editors

About the Contributors

Introduction

1. Visual Literacy: What You Get Is What You See

2. Graphic Novels: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

3. Comics, the Canon, and the Classroom

4. Seeing the World Through a Stranger’s Eyes: Exploring the Potential of Anime in Literacy Classrooms

5. “Literary Literacy” and the Role of the Comic Book, or “You Teach a Class on What?”

6. That’s Funny: Political Cartoons in the Classroom

7. Learning From Illustrations in Picturebooks

8. An Irrecusable Offer: Film in the K-12 Classroom

9. "It Was Always the Pictures…": Creating Visual Literacy Supports for Students With Disabilities

Index

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