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Offline ahouston

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Using images to teach reading strategies!
« 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 is the PPT we created with theoretical perspectives.  Please read and enjoy! 


Here is a sample close reading activity we created to accompany The Arrival by Shaun Tan.


Here 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! 




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Re: Using images to teach reading strategies!
« Reply #1 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