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CommonBond Communities Literacy Curriculum 2014

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Level I-III -- Visual Literacy

Tutor Tip: Different cultures may communicate meaning differently in visual representations
(think of cartoons in the US versus Japan). Visual literacy is meaning that can be understood
through images. Images are easiest to read when they are real-life photographs, but it is
equally important that learners become familiar with color, black and white, and stylized
drawings.

In this activity, you will teach:
My head hurts.
My foot hurts.
My stomach hurts.

You will help the learner identify which pictures match each statement.

There are 4 pictures for each statement: a photo, a color drawing, a black and white drawing,
and a stylized drawing.

I do:
First, start with the photographs with the learner and ask Whats wrong? Teach them
the phrases which match the pictures.
Then, choose one photograph and start matching it with the drawings that represent the
same image. Say each statement as you match the pictures.
We do:
Have the student match more of the pictures, saying them as they go. Pay special
attention to stylized drawings, as they are the most abstract.
You do:
Mix up the pictures and have the student sort them again on their own, naming the
pictures as they go.

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:
Mix up all the cards and ask the student Whats wrong? one picture at a time.
If you are working with more than one student, print more copies of the pictures and
make it a race!




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CommonBond Communities Literacy Curriculum 2014