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ERIC Number: ED471572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 218
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-4665-9
Teaching with Visual Frameworks: Focused Learning and Achievement Through Instructional Graphics Co-Created by Students and Teachers.
Ewy, Christine Allen
This book provides a guide to visual instruction and assessment using the Unit Visual Framework (UVF). Combining pictures, color, and text for meaningful representation of the core concepts in a unit of study, UVFs result in a deepened understanding by all students, regardless of language level. The manual includes specific steps and suggestions for designing effective UVFs, real-life examples from classrooms successfully using these visual displays, tips for utilizing UVFs in standards-led instruction and student-directed learning, and more than 100 sample graphics and UVFs. Seven chapters discuss: (1) "Unit Visual Framework: Making Ongoing Sense of a Unit of Study"; (2) "Focus: The Basis for Coherence and Cohesion"; (3) "Getting Started"; (4) "Co-Development and Ownership: Essential Requirements"; (5) "Visual Consistencies: Cohesion Building Blocks"; (6) "A Teacher's Story: Moving from Beginning to Experienced Use of UVFs"; and (7) "Getting the Results You Want." Three appendixes contain a structured student interview, teaching with UVFs implementation rubric, and software and hardware resources. (Contains 42 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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