Stereotypes and Visual Literacy

The students from Year 1 to Year 3 are looking at stereotypes this week.  They have been asked to describe a witch from a Fairy Tale.  What do they look like?  What do they wear?  What do they do?  What do they say?  We need to think about how do we know all this information about a witch even when we haven’t read the story.
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Visual Literacy in Term 2

Over the past two weeks the students have been learning Super Sentences (Yr 1-2) and Memorable Sentences (Yr 3-6).  We have discussed what features make this kind of sentence a memorable.  We deconstructed the sentence and used our Super 6 Strategies and found all the parts of speech that make the sentence interesting to the reader.  The students revised the sentence to improve the words and make it their own.  The last step was to imitate the sentence in a new story by replacing characters, nouns and verbs.  We will be practising this task many times over the year with the purpose developing the skills in summarising information, learning not to plagiarise and creating their own Memorable Sentences in their written work.


This term all year levels will be looking at Visual Literacy – the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image, extending the meaning of literacy, which commonly signifies interpretation of a written or printed text.  We will be exploring visual texts, conventions, techniques, processes and image choices that help us to understand and create visual texts.  Students will be working with advertising, blogs, texts, video clips, newspapers, etc, etc to communicate ideas to an audience.


Mrs Burgess