Visual Literacy: A Picture Can Be Worth Ten Thousand Words


  • Dr. Stacy Delacruz Kennesaw State University



visual literacy, picture literacy, photography, integrate literacy, content areas


This article describes a visual literacy project completed by teacher candidates at a Georgia university with students in field placement classrooms in grades 3-5. The purpose of this project was to explore how teachers can use photography to integrate literacy and the content areas. The project was completed during an eight week time period in which each teacher candidate tutored one child in grades 3-5 who struggled in an area of reading. Picture literacy samples indicate that teachers can integrate math with photography and music with photography. 

Author Biography

  • Dr. Stacy Delacruz, Kennesaw State University

    Dr. Stacy Delacruz ([email protected]) is an assistant professor of literacy in early childhood and elementary education at Kennesaw State University. She teaches undergraduate classes in elementary education and is also the ECE TOSS program coordinator. Dr. Delacruz has conducted numerous research presentations from the state to international level focusing on digital literacy and balanced literacy in K-5.

Visual Literacy: A Picture Can Be Worth Ten Thousand Words






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How to Cite

Delacruz, S. (2012). Visual Literacy: A Picture Can Be Worth Ten Thousand Words. Georgia Journal of Literacy, 35(1), 12-17.

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