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Interpreting Graphics

Graphic literacy is a field of study that is becoming increasingly important with the ever-expanding expansion of mass media in society. A very effective method for helping students improve their graphic literacy skills is to provide them with plenty of practice with ordinary materials like newspapers and newsmagazines. These real-life materials are filled with graphics.

Where can you find graphics that will help you in the classroom?

Many different web sites provide excellent teaching ideas and graphic materials in the areas of social studies and science. Take a few minutes and check out the following sites.

Check this out for some ideas on how to use graphics in the classroom (pdf), You may wish to print the list and add it to the strategies that you identified at the beginning of this module.