New books: Using photographs

New books: Using photographs

New books: Using photographs

Date posted: February 29, 2012

Two different approaches to using photography to enhance literacy skills:

Literacy & justice through photography: a classroom guide by Wendy Ewald, Katherine Hyde,and Lisa Lord (2012).
This guide shows how to integrate four field-tested Literacy Through Photography projects into the curriculum for school classrooms. Each project offers an introduction followed by a step-by-step look at putting the program into practice, including specific self-contained photography and/or writing activities and lesson plans. The projects are all designed to promote critical thinking, self-expression and respect in the classroom. They also demonstrate a model of integrating arts into a literacy curriculum. While the curriculum is designed for children, there are ideas that can be applied in working with adults.

Write what you see (book + CD) by Hank Kellner (2009).
A collection of black and white photos that can be used as writing prompts. Each photo is accompanied by several suggestions. The CD-ROM contains all the photos and activities in a format that can be projected for classroom use.

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