Reading Resources => Using Literature => Topic started by: ahouston on April 23, 2020, 03:11:23 PM

Title: Using images to teach reading strategies!
Post by: ahouston on April 23, 2020, 03:11:23 PM
My lovely colleague, Karla, and I recently led a workshop to introduce teachers to the idea of using narrative images to teach reading strategies.  We approached the topic with a multiple literacies perspective and offered a theoretical framework for why images should be an indispensable part of an ESL reading class. 


Here (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-ld7DGlc3O8-yceJ_ooSAGHnBKCC6LhcVjZdDuXMHD8/edit?usp=sharing) is the PPT we created with theoretical perspectives.  Please read and enjoy! 


Here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dicAbfJjoujXMsDwoimFvtTLPWF-ImNF/view?usp=sharing) is a sample close reading activity we created to accompany The Arrival by Shaun Tan.


Here (https://www.amazon.com/Arrival-Shaun-Tan/dp/0439895294/ref=sr_1_1?crid=IM8U8IKL1LQY&dchild=1&keywords=the+arrival+shaun+tan&qid=1587672543&sprefix=the+arrival%2Caps%2C281&sr=8-1) is an Amazon link to The Arrival -- a thought-provoking and incredibly detailed story of the immigrant experience told only through images (without words).  Highly recommended! 



Title: Re: Using images to teach reading strategies!
Post by: dunn10 on May 06, 2020, 10:58:44 PM
Your lesson reminded me of a different lesson where the students are provided a picture and have to write captions for it. I think for older students or more advanced students they could provide a more detailed analysis of a photograph. The New York Times offers a resource called "What's Going on In This Picture", a picture is provided and the students have to figure out what's happening. It's great for engaging students schemata and critical thinking skills.




Here is the link  (http://https://www.nytimes.com/column/learning-whats-going-on-in-this-picture)