Interpreting Photographsby: Jo Anne Vasquez, Michael W. Comer, and Frankie Troutman

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A single still photographic image can easily communicate a vast amount of information. A photograph can capture the meaning of a complex idea or concept that would require many pages of text to describe. This chapter provides you with strategies and questioning techniques to help your students learn to take full advantage of photographs in order to better understand science concepts.

Grades
  • Elementary
  • Middle
Publication Date
10/1/2010

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  • on Wed May 02, 2012 6:53 PM

In this chapter of Developing Visual Literacy the authors remind us that "we sometimes assume that photographs are easy for students to understand" when really a student might not have a context for the image, may not be able to understand or evaluate the image. This chapter begins to develop skills and see the difference between an observation, an inference and an emotional response based on what we have seen, scanned and analyzed. Great skills to have - clearly explained!

Caryn Meirs  (Smithtown, NY)
Caryn Meirs (Smithtown, NY)


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