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What Is Graphic Literacy?

Graphic literacy is the ability to read and understand visual messages. In this module, you will have the opportunity to learn about many of the different types of graphics used on the 2002 Series GED Tests. In order to prepare students for the test, teaching strategies must incorporate real-life readings and graphics. Graphics used on the GED Tests include:

Tables Flow charts
Bar graphs Timelines
Line graphs Editorial cartoons
Circle graphs Maps
Drawings Photographs
Diagrams Posters

Think for a few moments about how you can incorporate these different types of graphics into your own classroom. Write some of your ideas in the text box below. You may wish to print your list of ideas. As you continue through this web-based training, you can continue to add to your list of ideas about how to implement graphic skills training in the classroom.

Now, let’s take a look at how different types of graphics are used on the GED Tests.