Learning from Visuals and Words

Visuals communicate all sorts of information that readers have to analyze and interpret. Students need to learn how to read both visuals and the text on the page. With this skill, students learn how to retell ideas that are communicated through visuals like photographs, graphics, diagrams, and maps. This skill will teach readers how to use visuals and the printed words to understand the key ideas and details in a text.

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Learning from Visuals and Words Step-By-Step Process

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Planning Journal

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Student Activity
Interactive Lesson

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Reading Rubrics

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Teacher Reflection

Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
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