What Is Visual Literacy? - An inservice video workshop

David Wiesner - The Art of Visual Storytelling

Visual Literacy Task

Student Picture Book / Illustrator Study Activity Sheet 

Visual Literacy for the teacher

Flickr: Tell a story in 5 frames (Visual story telling)

Tell a Story in 5 Frames has two important parts. The first part is creating and telling a story through visual means with only a title to help guide the interpretation. The second part is the response of the group to the visual story.

Picture It - Information from pictures

Theme: Sci and Tech Unit for K-2: Picture It - Information from pictures. Using pictures, sounds and language to tell a story. Creating multimedia presentations.

Especially for Teachers - Teaching Ideas and Units


EnhanceTV :: Study Guides :: Ice Age


Visual Stories Challenge Winners

Curriculum Online - Lessons, Ideas & more...

 Media Literacy (includes many Multimodal texts) Articles, Media research, history of communcation, Lessons & activites, Body Image, Stereotyping, Advertising, Cartoons, Newspapers... Visual and Critical Literacy

Oxfam Education:

 This vibrant visual literacy resource includes detailed background information, guidance on using images, and lesson plans about using captions, storyboarding, and cropping images. The resource lets you explore how children view images differently at different ages, and lets you develop key literacy, numeracy and communications skills.

Viewing through Picture Books


Intel Education: An Innovation Odyssey: Story 338

 Thompson teaches them to look more critically at the visual elements of cartoons and movies.


A Gorilla with "Grandpa's Eyes": How Children Interpret Visual Texts--A Case Study of Anthony Browne's "Zoo."



Callow, J. (2000) ‘ Reading the future. Looking ahead: the future of visual literacy is here now', Scan 19(2), pp. 8-11.

Callow, J. (2000) ‘ Reading the future. The literacy demands of visual text: deconstructing a web page', Scan 19(3), pp. 15-16.

Moline, S. (2000) ‘Visualising information', Scan 19(2), pp 12-16.

Ottley, M. (2002) ‘Picture books: beneath the skin', Scan 21(2), pp. 6-13.

Spence, B. (2002) ‘The literacy demands of visual text: reading the pictures', Scan 21(2), pp. 4-5.

Zammit, K. (2000) ‘Reading the future: The literacy demands of visual text: working with new learning environments’, Scan 19(3), pp 10-14.


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