Visual Tools in the Content Areas — Contents Page
Forward by Linda Rief, the well known teacher and author.
Introduction: An Essential Overview of Visual Tools — See how tapping students visual intelligence transforms learning in many classrooms, offering learners the tools scientists and writers use to make content more engaging and ideas more concrete.
Chapter 1 Integrating Visuals Across the Curriculum
— see how visual display tools support 2nd grade animal classification and fifth grade exploration of cultures anchoring and amplify reading, discussion, and writing.
Chapter 2 Building on Natural Literacy Skills: The Learning Tripod
— explore how visual skills are essentially integrated in early learning, and how integrating visual verbal and text skills advances all learners, making inclusive practice a reality for different learners.
Chapter 3 Vocabulary Power: Linking Words, Images, and Ideas Across the Curriculum
— explore linking words and images to make vocabulary more memorable, note taking easier, and how building pictures that connect ideas makes content easier to grasp.
Chapter 4 Teaching Science With the Visual Tools Scientists Use
— see how a coherent use of simple images build understanding science concepts, how visual lab notes make experiments more hands-on meaningful, and how simple pictures build bridges to traditional science visuals like charts and graphs.
Chapter 5 Teaching Social Studies to Connect Learners to Big Themes
— recognizing the power of visual tools in our culture and in the history of literacy connects learners hands-on visual skills with essential social studies themes.
Chapter 6 Teaching Math to Solve and Move Beyond the Story Problem
— See in practical detail how drawing helps learners better visualize math concepts, solve story problems, and increase success on the State test.
Chapter 7 Low-Tech Visual Tools Build High-Tech Understanding
— See how tapping learners visual skills connects students with high-tech tools. We see how simple hands-on tools can make digital presentations more effective, connecting learners with the visual -digital literacy of the 21st century.
Chapter 8 Assessing Students and Assessing Our Own Practice
— We examine the unique value of visual tools for formative assessment, giving teachers a window on learners understanding of content while offering students true.