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  • Using PicturesTo TeachReading by Jen Jones, Hello Literacy^

  • Pictures*are*

    Informational textRIT.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and

    formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

  • Describing & Inferring Picturesis most like

    Reading ReaL Life

  • *and* research-based

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  • Pictures = Brain-based


  • Making Inferences with

    Picture of the Day

  • What I


    (facts) (opinions)

    What I


  • observing details

    describing details

    AnaLyzing details

    Making inferencesabout the details

  • assemble for meaning.

  • interpret for meaning.

  • appropriate for middle and high school.

    NASA Picture of the DayNational Geographic Picture of the DayKodak Picture of the DayFWA Photo of the DayZuma Picture of the DayEarth Science Picture of the DayOptics Picture of the DayRadiology Picture of the DayHistorical Picture of the Day

  • After reading the text & illustration on page 1. . .

  • After reading the text and illustration on page 1 of The Lotus Seed, students were better able to answer the following questions using evidence from the illustration.Q:Who is telling the story? (RL.6-Point of View)

    A: The little girl because the text says my grandmother and the picture it shows a little girl

    watching him under the tree.

    Q:Where does the story take place? (RL.2-Setting)

    A: We infer it takes place in Asia because the text uses words like emperor, dragon & throne

    and the picture shows an Asian style gown and helmet and the building is like the type they have

    in Asia.

    Q:What is the mood of the story so far? And how do you know? (RL.4-Tone & Symbolism)

    A: We infer the mood so far is sad and unhappy because the text uses the words cry and lost

    and the picture shows dark gray clouds and the emperor is holding his head in his hands.

    Q:When the author says he lost his golden dragon throne. What does lost really mean? (RL.4-

    Figurative Language)

    A: We infer that lost means his throne is gonesomebody stole it. [Then we had a vocabulary

    lesson about the figurative kind of lost.]


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