Visual Literacy



ArticleSummary: You Gotta See It to Believe It: Teaching inthe English Classroom by Robyn Seglem and Shelbie White

Theauthor contends that visualization and the creation of visualsprovides young learners with an opportunity to read, react, examine,categorize and represent the learning that takes place in theteaching environment. Diversifying the definition of literacy byintegrating illustration strategies can significantly affect astudent learning. Educators and instructors can play a part in thegrowth and understanding of the world of nonprint text by assistingyoung minds to learn to read and build visual material. The authorasserts that visualization amplifies engagement, increases motivationand delight of reading. It engrosses learners in rich elements of thetext, creates background for knowledge, augments literalcomprehension and improves readers’ capacity and ability to revisecritique and share all what has been learned. In addition is helpssolve verbal problems. The article underlines vignettes of visualliteracy such as painting, tattoos, collages, and poetry comic andpersuasive narratives at work through thriving classroom practices.

ArticleSummary: Reading Images in American Born Chinese through Critical by Schieble, Melissa

Theauthor illustrates how teaching’ Gene Yang’s graphic novelAmericanBorn Chinese’ usinga thorough visual approach can assist learners acquire in -depthunderstanding of Young’s annotations of ancient and moderntypecasts of Asian and Americans of Asian origin. This epic describesheroes, who must discover ways of fulfilling their destinies whileupholding their distinctiveness, self worth and identities inneighborhoods that do not at all times welcome their potency andvalue. Images are applied to convey messages with and withoutcomplementary text, enriching the dimension of the narrative. In thearticle, the author tackles the issues with a the focal point beingGene Yang graphic novel that exemplifies identity politics, race andoffers essential perspectives for teaching in a democracy. Educatorscan improve student’s interpretive skills and build their criticalthinking by preparing them effectively for the world that is borderedby images.