Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies
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In this Edutopia blog post, Todd Finley, a professor of English Education at East Carolina University, writes about teaching strategies for visual literacy. Visual literacy is a 21st-century skill and is reflected in several college- and career-ready standards, including the Common Core English language arts/literacy standards. Finley discusses the varieties of visual literacy and provides strategies and examples of how to teach visual literacy.
This resource’s title and opening paragraph effectively present its purposes. In general those purposes are met; however, this is primarily an instructional method with only a general link to academic standards and no link to or discussion of assessment. The article is easy to read and generally communicates effectively. The reader may become sidetracked by the links to other web sites, which may detract from this resource’s purposes. For those – especially teachers – interested in teaching visual skills, utility should be quite high. Evidence of the resource’s impact on learning is not mentioned, but the contents and original source materials are quite informative.