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Visual Literacy

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Genres and Topics

DEFINITION & RATIONALE

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WEBSITES: CURRICULUM AND LESSON PLANS

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Worksheet for thoughts on a documentary photograph by: Debbie Abilock

MEDIA ANALYSIS TOOLS and worksheets guide: The Library of Congress | American Memory

21st Century Literacies—Resources—Media Literacy and Visual Literacy Lesson Plans: The lessons provided here help students understand how to analyze the images they see every day. For example, one lesson looks at how a camera shot-a close-up vs. a long shot-has an impact on the message that the image sends to its viewers.

 

 

WEBSITES: GENERAL RESOURCES ON TOPIC

Media Literacy Clearinghouse

ArtLex: definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references.

 

ARTICLES (for teacher background knowledge)

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Ablicock, Debbie. “Visual Information Literacy: Reading A Documentary Photograph". Knowledge

Quest. Vol. 36, No. 3. January/February 2008. 7-13.

 

Ten Classroom Approaches to Media Literacy

This article includes tips for integrating critical thinking skills as students learn to use different types of materials. It also lists several curriculum areas with ideas for teaching students how to use diverse types of resources within each.

www.medialit.org/reading_room/article338.html

 

ARTICLES (for students, short, readable, and high interest)

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BOOKS (about teaching this topic/genre)

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BOOKS (general information about this topic/genre)

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ONLINE VIDEO, SHORT FILMS & MOVIE CLIPS

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RADIO/PODCASTS

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MOVIES

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