Tuesday, August 28, 2012 · 1 CommentThe term visual literacy has been used in a variety of ways but I like to use the term simply to mean, ‘Reading a picture.’ What do we want children to do with a text when we ask them to read it? We want them to look at it, comprehend what is going on and then respond to it in a variety of ways. This can simply be for enjoyment, to influence their thinking and encourage questioning or to inspire some writing. This is what we want to happen when we show them a picture.
Saturday, August 25, 2012 · 2 CommentsRecently I’ve been seeing this same image pop up over and over again on the internet with the word ‘do it yourself – phonic phones’… being the magpie that I am, the bright colours caught my eye and I liked the sound of them, I just didn’t have a clue […]
Friday, August 24, 2012 · 2 CommentsA little while ago I was asked if I could create a story writing display for KS1, using pictures. Somehow, from there, I started to imagine an interactive display, where children could access the ideas displayed and take them to their desks. Then came the tricky part… a theme! Themes […]