ERIC Number: ED198814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-26
Visual Literacy Through Picture Books K-12: A Curriculum Approach.
An effective and easily overlooked resource for conducting visual literacy activities at the elementary secondary level is the picture book collection found in most elementary school libraries. In these times of inflated prices and budget reductions, K-12 librarians and teachers should not fail to make use of these materials. There are a variety of approaches to teaching visual literacy through the use of picture books. Story boards, photographs, hand games, filmmaking, and filmstrips can be used as supplementary materials for these activities. Among the authors whose works are particularly appropriate for visual literacy activities are David Macaulay, Jim Murphy, Tomie DePaola, Holling C. Holling, Jean Fritz, F. N. Monjo, and Barbara Cooney. Reading, English, and the total language arts program offer many opportunities for such activities, and projects related to the teaching of poetry can be very successful. The work of the following poets has been used effectively as the basis for visual literacy activities: Vachel Lindsay, Ernest Thayer, James Whitcomb Riley, Harry Behn, Robert Frost, William Wordsworth, Carl Sandburg, and Leo and Diane Dillon. (LLS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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