Making Meaning: Turning Pictures Into Words

Teaching Artist: Sherry Norfolk

Visual literacy and visual literacy skills (looking, seeing, questioning, speculating, analyzing, fact-finding, and categorizing) are necessary for reading.  In teaching reading, we must aim to develop not only decoding skills, but more significantly mental pictures that encourage visualization, inference and synthesis; it is in the pictures you create in your mind that comprehension resides.

In this highly interactive workshop, we explore ways teachers can help students develop visual literacy skills and apply them through storytelling and story creation. Participate in lesson demonstrations for primary, elementary and middle school students that deepen understanding in both core curriculum and fine arts standards. 2-4 contact hours for Grades K-5 Teachers.

Audience: Educators
Format: Professional Development
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts
Teaching Artist: Sherry Norfolk

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