Lesson Spotlight: Literacy Unit

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"No matter what job you have in life, your success will be determined 5% by your academic credentials, 15% by your professional experiences and 80% by your communication skills."
~ Anonymous

There is a school of thought that people learn more from visual information. "Visual literacy is a staple of 21st century skills, the idea that learners today must 'demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate, and understand information presented through visible actions, objects, and symbols, natural or man-made.'" Edutopia

Many of my lessons require students to enrich their vocabulary, improve their writing and critically interpret concepts through the use of images. These lessons are innately more interesting for students, leading to a greater desire to learn and create. This lessons consist of Google Apps in Education. Google Apps provide fabulous opportunities for students to improve literacy. These units include Google slides templates and Google Doc templates. They are ready for use by students.

All projects are digital downloads ready to be edited by students. There is clear instruction, which allows students to be self-sufficient and allow teachers to be facilitators. I have gotten positive feedback from teachers who have used some of my visual literacy units. Here is some fabulous comment about my quotes' unit "Thank you! What a great resource!" Another teacher asked if I have more units like that.

Lessons covered in this literacy package

  • Adverbs

  • Proverbs

  • Adjectives

  • Verbs

  • Book Beginnings

  • Characters

  • Climax of a Story

  • Quotes

  • Definitions

"Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential." ~Kofi Annan

Try out this lesson with your students to see how easy and fun it is for your students to complete one of my user friendly resources. This lesson is dealing with verbs.

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After completing this lesson with your students, I would love your feedback on the verbs lesson. Fill out the survey and I will randomly draw names for another free digital lesson at the end of each month. If you like this lesson, you will love my 9 Literacy Units. By allowing students to complete this lesson, you will be able to see how engaged they are as they choose the images and construct meaning from those images.

I use a lot of lessons that tap into visual literacy and I find that my struggling students are able to complete these assignments independently while they build their understanding of words and their meanings. These lessons will empower your students and help contribute to a more positive self esteem.

After completing my lessons with your students, I would love your feedback on any of my units. Fill out the survey and I will randomly draw names for another free digital lesson at the end of each month. I encourage any educator who uses my resources to reach out to me if they have issues. I plan on dedicating my time to helping teachers to make their lives easier. I know how hard it is to be a teacher. We have so many hats to fill and teaching is only part of a teacher's job. I think back on my first years of teaching and am amazed how much technology has changed. I have spent a great deal of my free time to become more proficient with tech integration in the classroom. I have continued to modify my lessons to maximize the learning experience of my students. I find it challenging and very exciting. You can see student comments by visiting this link. .

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