Date of Award

12-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Departmental Honors

Department

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

First Advisor

Sylvia Read

Abstract

Due to the dramatic increase of technology in our world today, in addition to being textually literate, students must learn to be visually literate as well. Visual literacy essentially consists of the ability to read images. As students become more visually adept at reading images, teachers must become aware of their visual literacy strategies in order to adjust their instructional practices to support the new visual and verbal learner. This research consisted of interviewing elementary age students about wordless comic strips in order to answer the fundamental question: How do they do it? How do students in a modern age of technology and visual information read and interpret visuals?

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This work made publicly available electronically on January 3, 2011.

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