Don't skip the graphics! Focusing students' attention on the visual aids in digital and traditional texts

Wood, Karen D.; Stover, Katie; Pilonieta, Paola; Taylor, D. Bruce
March 2012
Middle School Journal;Mar2012, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p60
Academic Journal
The article explores ways in which graphics, charts, and maps contained in print and digital versions of textbooks can be used to improve the visual literacy of middle school students. It overviews research on the use of graphics in informational texts, describes how the development of strategy guides can aid students in their understanding of visual materials, and comments on the role played by middle school teachers in developing their student's visual literacy.


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