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Students discover art that contains composite imagery and visual puns. They create their own picture of composite imagery and explain the visual pun. Students develop skills using the drawing media.
Students become fluent readers by assessing the strategy of visualization to visualize each event in a story. They use imagery to visualize all types of literature. Each student receives a copy of "Sideways Stories from Wayside School," "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out," and "Sarah, Plain and Tall," to visualize.
Develop readers’ awareness of the visual power of language with a guided imagery exercise. Set the stage and create the mood with dim lights, soft music and potpourri. Then read the provided section of Bud, Not Buddy. Next, invite listeners to record images they recall from Christopher Paul Curtis’s tale. Finally, encourage class members to share their writings. The strategy would work well with most naratives.
Students use imagery to visualize what they are reading. After a lecture/demo, students listen to a Robert Frost poem, creating a list of words and images as the poem is read aloud. They use the imagery to write their own poem.
Incorporating visual art into your literature lessons will "add color" to your program.
Students study how imagery affects their comprehension of stories. They participate in a guided journey of The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body. They compare the information from the book and their guided journey.
Students focus on visual literacy in this lesson which can be incorporated to any previous lesson. Using images, they identify the visual elements and design in them and examining the various patterns present. In groups, they discover and discuss any hidden meanings in any of the images they view.
Students examine the process and effects of World War I on different segments of the population, beyond the political, diplomatic and military framework of the war. They analyze the memoirs of soldiers, read poetry of the time, and examine visual images such as cartoons, photographs and propaganda posters.
Pupils use their Life Map to write a strong introduction for an autobiography. They apply the Life Map to a written sequence, use guided imagery to visualize the writing process and experience peer editing.
Primary learners explore elements of wonder in The Nursery "Alice" by Lewis Carroll. They analyze the plot point after listening to the text. Next, they describe the imagery in various works of children's literature using the given links and worksheets. To finish, pupils use the work of published illustrators and authors as inspiration for their own fantastic creatures.
Students examine the process of visualizing and representational imagery as a strategy for improving their reading comprehension. They visualize the events from poems by Jack Prelutsky and Langston Hughes, and discuss what they visualized with a partner. Students then draw a picture of what they visualize while reading a chapter from the book "Holes."
Students, after reading and discussing the book, "The Night Before Christmas," explore, examine, and study about the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. They primarily assess the letter 'D' by inquiring which animals guided Santa's sleigh and then re-read the page in the book where Santa calls the reindeer by name.
Students practice visualizing images as they read text to help improve their comprehension skills. The teacher models a visualizing technique, and the passes out two poems for the students to read silently. The class creates a Venn Diagram comparing/contrasting the images they visualized.
Begin The Great Gatsby by showing the opening half-hour of the film. Using this clip, discuss imagery with your class and assign each learner a type of imagery. Group learners together according to type of imagery and have them respond to questions. The lesson ends with a paragraph analyzing the director's choices pertaining to imagery.
Learners recognize and interpret imagery by researching the way it is used in advertising. In small groups, they search the magazines for advertisements that use imagery and write a commentary on their examples.
Students view examples of images and discuss why a director or writer chose these images. Using different forms of media, they develop their own standards by which to judge television or films. They discover the use of visual literacy as a skill to interpret images that surround them.
Young scholars recognize and use the visual arts as a form of communication. They use the computer as a visual arts tool to gather images for a story they are telling. They discuss related stories that differ in their realistic images. They complete a worksheet about realistic images for symbolism of stories.
Response to literature and collaborative group discussion are the key foci of this thorough guide to teaching Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Newbery-winning novel Shiloh. Detailed sections enable readers to examine each chapter in depth. Activities that reinforce literary analysis and vocabulary are listed by chapter, helping you efficiently plan your unit.
Create a visual art project about obesity. In this art lesson, 8th graders research and explain the importance of eating healthy and exercise. They document their eating habits in their journal and analyze it.
Twelfth graders analyze Ray Bradbury's use of techniques and elements of fiction as well as nonfiction in the novel Dandelion Wine. In this novel analysis lesson, 12th graders analyze the sensory techniques in Dandelion Wine. Students use music and artwork to identify imagery and sound devices. Students create a personal narrative prose including imagery and sound devices.