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Language and Image in the Reading-Writing Classroom : Teaching Vision - Kristie S. Fleckenstein

Language and Image in the Reading-Writing Classroom

Teaching Vision

Paperback Published: 15th March 2002
ISBN: 9780805839418
Number Of Pages: 264

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This volume offers concrete answers to the question of how we can use imagery to enrich the teaching of reading and writing. The chapters are organized according to two guiding principles. First, each addresses specific aspects of the inextricable integration of imagery and language in the teaching of reading and writing. Imagery is not privileged over language; the fusion of the two is emphasized. Second, each focuses on a particular kind of imagery--mental, graphic, or verbal--describing teaching/learning strategies based on the deployment of that kind of imagery in the classroom.
There is currently a renewed acknowledgment of the importance of imagery in meaning. The rapid spread of the World Wide Web, computer interfacing, and virtual reality further highlights the need to attend to the influence of imagery in a networked world. In response to these shifts in scholarly and cultural perspectives, NCTE has established a committee on visual literacy, and an emphasis on visual literacy has been incorporated into the IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts. This book contributes significantly toward filling the need for explicit and specific theory-based methods teachers can use to integrate imagery into their pedagogy. Accessible and lively chapters include classroom activities and student-generated examples. "Language and Image in the Reading-Writing Classroom" is an excellent text for preservice and in-service pedagogy courses and an important resource for practicing teachers, researchers, and professionals in the field.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Teaching Vision: The Importance of Imagery in Reading and Writingp. xiii
Provenance: Authorizing the Imagep. 1
Inviting Imagery Into Our Classroomsp. 3
Learning From the Past: Verbal and Visual Literacy in Early Modern Rhetoric and Writing Pedagogyp. 27
Mental Visionp. 45
Mental Imagery and Literature: Centers and Vectors in Students' Visual and Verbal Responsesp. 47
The Mind's Eye View: Teaching Students How to Sensualize Languagep. 59
Sight and Insight: Mental Imagery and Visual Thinking in the Composition Classroomp. 71
The World Through Different Eyes: Mental Imagery, Writing, and the Reconceptualization of the Self and Otherp. 85
Graphic Visionp. 103
Teaching the Language I/My Students Seep. 105
Images Across Cultures: Exploring Advertising in the Diverse Classroomp. 119
Technologizing the Word: William Blake and the Composition of Hypertextp. 135
Technology, Symbol, and Discourse: Writing Within the Information Overloadp. 151
Verbal Visionp. 163
Calling All RadioGirls: Talking to a New Imagep. 165
Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us: The Maternalization of Teaching in Everyday Talkp. 177
Textual Vision: Moving Beyond "Same/Other" in Reading African-American Literaturep. 191
"Spots of Time"--Writerly and Readerly Imaging With William Wordsworth and Bashop. 203
Conclusion: Afterimage: Resources for Imagery Studyp. 221
List of Contributorsp. 227
Author Indexp. 231
Subject Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780805839418
ISBN-10: 0805839410
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 15th March 2002
Publisher: LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOC INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1