A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Working on Visual Interpretation
This week, 7th graders began reading the book Skellig by David Almond. Before reading, students had to analyze the cover of their book in order to develop Visual literacy.
Visual literacy is the ability to evaluate, apply or create conceptual visual representations, and to understand the knowledge that is communicated by the visual.
This includes any text that has an image or a series of static or moving images. For example, a sign, symbol, poster, brochure, CD or book cover, newspaper article with pictures, website, film, TV programme, PowerPoint® presentation.
In MYP, visual text is viewed together with oral and/or written text to interpret, analyze and evaluate information, ideas, opinions, emotions and attitudes presented.
What do we focus on?
We focus on the structures, features, layout and design elements of visual text. It can include the use of colour, texture, line, shape and form, symbolism, sound effects and music, body language, special effects, costume, camera angles and movement.
Analyzing the cover of SKELLIG: Here are some of the covers!