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Author Considine, David M., 1950-

Title Imagine that : developing critical thinking and critical viewing through children's literature / David M. Considine, Gail E. Haley, Lyn Ellen Lacy
Published Englewood, Colo. : Teacher Ideas Press, 1994


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Description xx, 207 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents 1. Information and Imagery: Expanding the Use of the Picture Book -- 2. Pictures and Pedagogy -- 3. The Look of a Book -- 4. Design, Composition, and Visual Language -- 5. Illustrating As Art: Media, Method, and Message -- 6. Playing with Pictures: Nontraditional Picture Books -- 7. Painting with Words: Writing with Pictures -- 8. Windows on the World: Picture Books as Social Construction and Representation
Summary With the proliferation of visual technologies and the growing interest in media literacy, this book offers educators important new teaching skills. Rich in strategies and activities, it links outstanding children's literature to the development of critical-viewing and critical-thinking skills. Activities show students how to locate, identify, and interpret iconic information contained in illustrations - particularly those in picture books, where illustrations often contain ideas not addressed in the text. Understanding the concepts related to image, text, story setting, content, theme, technique, medium or style, design, composition, and page layout helps students discern pictorial communication in advertising, television, and motion pictures. Well-grounded in research and theory, this work not only offers educators essential training in teaching media literacy skills, it will also appeal to students and faculty in schools of library science and colleges of education
Notes For teachers of "grades K-6"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-196) and index
Subject Art appreciation.
Children -- Books and reading.
Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Children's literature -- Illustrations.
Critical thinking.
Author Haley, Gail E.
Lacy, Lyn Ellen.
LC no. 94020259
ISBN 1563081458