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ERIC Number: ED102578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
A Visual Strategy Plan for Writing and Organizational Improvement.
Sinatra, Richard
This paper discusses several studies concerned with relating words to visual images, and suggests a visual strategy to generate writing at the secondary level. The three objectives of a visual writing strategy are to increase stimulation and involvement in writing activities, to guide the student in inferring organizational styles of writing from planned sequences of photographs, and to promote insights into reading a variety of paragraph patterns and writing styles. The level of language sophistication and thought processing of each student would determine how much growth in composition each would evidence from all three objectives. The student would be asked to infer the meaning of a series of photographs, composed into a sequence, and to link them together in writing. Each photograph could approximate a sentence, or a series of photographs could generate one or a number of connected sentences. Students would be stimulated to write a unified paragraph that had an intended, prearranged structure at its base. A visual to verbal literacy plan is also outlined. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the New York State Educational Communications Convocation, (November 6-7, 1973)