Introduction to Visual Literacy:  Strategies for “Reading” Art                  by Justin Hoenke                    Teen L...
WHY? Great for those starting toread: connecting words with       images/actions
WHY?Sometimes people are bettervisual learners...case in point,        your presenter!
Whether you like it or not, foreign expressions represent an integral part of the English language (and of many     other ...
Whether you like it or not, foreign expressions represent an integral part of the English language (and of many     other ...
IMAGES AND WORDSCOOPERATION MAKES IT HAPPEN!
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN   WORDS!
Try explaining"AWKWARD  SILENCE"
HOW?You start slow
Aim for graphic novels that are:● Heavy on images
Aim for graphic novels that are:● Heavy on images● Not too many pages
Aim for graphic novels that are:● Heavy on images● Not too many pages● Not part of a massive series
Aim for graphic novels that are:● Heavy on images● Not too many pages● Not part of a massive series● HAVE FUN! LAUGH!
A DAY  WITHOUTLAUGHTER IS A DAY WASTED   -Charlie Chaplin
WHO?
WHO?FAB for English Language Learners!
WHO?Reaching Reluctant Readers
GIVE THEM WHATTHEY WANTThis is the principle we need toadopt...
WHY?If we give them what they want, then theywill follow through.Their own choice=more personalinvestment
HOW?
TOP TEN LISTS   The American Library Assocation (ALA)                     and The Young Adult Library Services Association...
RECOMMENDED FOR    YOUNGER AGES     1. SMILE by Raina Telgemeier2. ASTRONAUT ACADEMY by Dave Roman    3. The BONE series b...
RECOMMENDED FOR     OLDER AGES     1. WATCHMEN by Alan Moore   2. IDENTITY CRISIS by Brad Meltzer3. The SWAMP THING series...
BIBLIOGRAPHYI used a bunch of images and panels from the following    artists because I think they are really awesome:    ...
LETS BE FRIENDS!justinthelibrarian@gmail.com   justinthelibrarian.com      @justinlibrarian
"Introduction to Visual Literacy: Strategies for "Reading" Art"
"Introduction to Visual Literacy: Strategies for "Reading" Art"
"Introduction to Visual Literacy: Strategies for "Reading" Art"
"Introduction to Visual Literacy: Strategies for "Reading" Art"
"Introduction to Visual Literacy: Strategies for "Reading" Art"
"Introduction to Visual Literacy: Strategies for "Reading" Art"
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  1. 1. Introduction to Visual Literacy: Strategies for “Reading” Art by Justin Hoenke Teen Librarian Portland Public Library @justinlibrarian justinthelibrarian@gmail.com
  2. 2. WHY? Great for those starting toread: connecting words with images/actions
  3. 3. WHY?Sometimes people are bettervisual learners...case in point, your presenter!
  4. 4. Whether you like it or not, foreign expressions represent an integral part of the English language (and of many other languages, too). Knowing the meaning and usage of the most used ones is very important. First of allbecause it will enable you to understand pieces of text that include them. Secondly, because you might also need touse those expressions on particular situations (avoid using them just to sound smart though). Below you will find 6 foreign expressions commonly used in English, enjoy! 1. De Facto De facto is a Latin expression that means “actual” (if used as an adjective) or “in practice” (if used as an adverb). In legal terms, de facto is commonly used in contrast to de jure, which means “by law.” Something, therefore, can emerge either de facto (by practice) or de jure (by law).And what of the plastic red bench, which has served as his de facto home for the last 15 years and must by now be a collector’s item? (NY Times) 2. Vis-à-Vis The literal meaning of this French expression is “face to face” (used as an adverb). It is used more widely as a preposition though, meaning “compared with” or “in relation to.”It’s going to be a huge catalyst in moving the whole process forward and it really strengthens the U.S. position vis- a-vis our trading partners (Yahoo! News) 3. Status quo This famous Latin expression means “the current or existing state of affairs.” If something changes the status quo, it is changing the way things presently are.Bush believes that the status quo — the presence in a sovereign country of a militant group with missiles capable of hitting a U.S. ally — is unacceptable. (Washington Post) 4. Cul-de-sacThis expression was originated in England by French-speaking aristocrats. Literally it means “bottom of a sack,” butgenerally it refers to a dead-end street. Cul-de-sac can also be used metaphorically to express an action that leads to nowhere or an impasse. But the code of omerta was in effect for two carloads of fans circling the cul-de-sac to have a look at the house. (Reuters.com) A cul-de-sac of poverty (The Economist)
  5. 5. Whether you like it or not, foreign expressions represent an integral part of the English language (and of many other languages, too). Knowing the meaning and usage of the most used ones is very important. First of allbecause it will enable you to understand pieces of text that include them. Secondly, because you might also need touse those expressions on particular situations (avoid using them just to sound smart though). Below you will find 6 THIS MEANS foreign expressions commonly used in English, enjoy! 1. De Facto De facto is a Latin expression that means “actual” (if used as an adjective) or “in practice” (if used as an adverb). In legal terms, de facto is commonly used in contrast to de jure, which means “by law.” Something, therefore, can VERY LITTLE TO emerge either de facto (by practice) or de jure (by law).And what of the plastic red bench, which has served as his de facto home for the last 15 years and must by now be a collector’s item? (NY Times) 2. Vis-à-Vis The literal meaning of this French expression is “face to face” (used as an adverb). It is used more widely as a ME AND SORT OF preposition though, meaning “compared with” or “in relation to.”It’s going to be a huge catalyst in moving the whole process forward and it really strengthens the U.S. position vis- a-vis our trading partners (Yahoo! News) 3. Status quo This famous Latin expression means “the current or existing state of affairs.” If something changes the status quo, MAKES MY it is changing the way things presently are.Bush believes that the status quo — the presence in a sovereign country of a militant group with missiles capable of hitting a U.S. ally — is unacceptable. (Washington Post) 4. Cul-de-sacThis expression was originated in England by French-speaking aristocrats. Literally it means “bottom of a sack,” but BRAIN HURTgenerally it refers to a dead-end street. Cul-de-sac can also be used metaphorically to express an action that leads to nowhere or an impasse. But the code of omerta was in effect for two carloads of fans circling the cul-de-sac to have a look at the house. (Reuters.com) A cul-de-sac of poverty (The Economist)
  6. 6. IMAGES AND WORDSCOOPERATION MAKES IT HAPPEN!
  7. 7. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!
  8. 8. Try explaining"AWKWARD SILENCE"
  9. 9. HOW?You start slow
  10. 10. Aim for graphic novels that are:● Heavy on images
  11. 11. Aim for graphic novels that are:● Heavy on images● Not too many pages
  12. 12. Aim for graphic novels that are:● Heavy on images● Not too many pages● Not part of a massive series
  13. 13. Aim for graphic novels that are:● Heavy on images● Not too many pages● Not part of a massive series● HAVE FUN! LAUGH!
  14. 14. A DAY WITHOUTLAUGHTER IS A DAY WASTED -Charlie Chaplin
  15. 15. WHO?
  16. 16. WHO?FAB for English Language Learners!
  17. 17. WHO?Reaching Reluctant Readers
  18. 18. GIVE THEM WHATTHEY WANTThis is the principle we need toadopt...
  19. 19. WHY?If we give them what they want, then theywill follow through.Their own choice=more personalinvestment
  20. 20. HOW?
  21. 21. TOP TEN LISTS The American Library Assocation (ALA) and The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) ARE YOUR FRIENDS!
  22. 22. RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNGER AGES 1. SMILE by Raina Telgemeier2. ASTRONAUT ACADEMY by Dave Roman 3. The BONE series by Jeff Smith 4. JOHNNY BOO by James Kochalka 5. Any GARFIELD collection by Jim Davis
  23. 23. RECOMMENDED FOR OLDER AGES 1. WATCHMEN by Alan Moore 2. IDENTITY CRISIS by Brad Meltzer3. The SWAMP THING series by Alan Moore 4. THE NEW 52 collection by Various Authors 5. Peepshow by Joe Matt
  24. 24. BIBLIOGRAPHYI used a bunch of images and panels from the following artists because I think they are really awesome: Raina Telgemeier Dave Roman Faith Erin Hicks Gene Luen Yang Alan Moore Dave Gibbons Joe Matt John Porcellino I hope they dont mind. PS: buy their books
  25. 25. LETS BE FRIENDS!justinthelibrarian@gmail.com justinthelibrarian.com @justinlibrarian

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