Kristen Mitsch - Visual Pedagogy Project: Visual Book Report
Visual Pedagogy Project: Visual Book Report By: Kristen Mitsch
Why?• Elementary Education Major with a Reading Specialist Concentration• I love to read and find this type of project interesting.• Find interesting ideas to assess literacy for my future classroom.• Integrate the use of visuals into a text dominate subject are to help enhance the learning experience for my students.
Process of Inquiry• http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/teaching/techniques/teaching- visual-arts/teaching-visual-arts-were-all-visual-learners – Whether with crayons or computers, kids like doing art. Well-conceived projects and activities that introduce graphic and multimedia arts are not only fun, they help kids expand their creative skills.• http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/book_report_ideas.sht ml – Many examples of innovative book report ideas• http://sjh.horrycountyschools.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_1038263/File /Summer%20Reading%202009/3D%20Book%20Report%20Project%20Dio rama.pdf – Rubric and direction example for a diorama• http://learningdisabilities.about.com/od/instructionalmaterials/qt/adapt materials.htm – Using visual models and hands-on projects when possible to allow students to gain understanding of material using their visual learning skills will help accommodate students with language processing disorders.
Process of Project• Objective: To illustrate the main idea of a book visually by building a diorama.• Supplies:• shoe box• scissors• glue• construction paper• drawing paper or clip art• art materials of choice: crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.• Teacher Instructions: Discuss how the main idea of a book can be conveyed through particular images or by illustrating a key event in the book.• Student Instructions:• First, read a book.• Design and build a diorama to illustrate the book.• The diorama should include the book’s title and author.• The diorama should illustrate the tone and main idea of the book. Write a brief narrative at the top to explain your scene.• Cover the inside of the shoe box with construction paper.• Print and color clip art to glue inside the diorama, or draw pictures of• your own. You can also use text inside the diorama.• Glue images and text in the diorama to create a 3-dimensional effect.• Hints:• Illustrate a particular scene in the book or use images, text and colors to illustrate the tone and theme of the book.• You can use quotes from the book.• Be original and creative.
Analysis• Visuals can help students to demonstrate their learning in a different way.• It is important to be able to express meaning through the use of visuals and not just text.• Visual learning helps students to be able to interact and understand the world around them.• Creativity stimulates the brain and forces students to think outside the box and display meaning with symbols.
My Teaching Philosophies• School should be enjoyable and students engaged in what they are learning• Try to incorporate new ideas in classroom to learn material instead of taking easy route• Reading and comprehension are extremely important for entire education so learning to enjoy it is necessary• Students learn in different ways so the more opportunities or ways you offer to learn and show comprehension, the better your chances are to reach every student• There are so many resources available now for students to use to learn that they should have the opportunity to use them and demonstrate their skills in multiple areas.