Visual Literacy: A Picture Can Be Worth Ten Thousand Words
Keywords: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.