The Joy and Satisfaction of Recognizing a Literary Pattern (motif)

Though this video of Thomas Foster explains the importance of the first page, we will reflect upon the pattern of the journey that he elucidates in his first chapter. Let’s jump into academic project mode (help each other out and help everyone move forward) and express visualy Foster’s ideas from Chapter One about the journey, the quest. Each group will make one infographic that I will later collate in our academic pinterest. The board is all set.

Why are projects such a powerful and dynamic way to learn about a topic? Is it because we have fun designing and making this product? I recall vividly the model of The Spirit of St. Louis I made. I was forever an expert on Lindbergh in future history classes. Let’s apply this approach to what we have learned in Foster’s Chapter One from How to Read Literature Like a Professor.

Why are infographics so good? Click here ( } to enjoy my poster collection for our digital classroom. I also made a Twain Board for us to store our future projects!

Reflect on these various tools. Let’s also research infographic templates in Powerpoint and Keynote. Does anyone else have a suggestion for another tool to use?

One student recently opened up the “New From Template” menu option in Microsoft Word and chose from flyers and broshures some good templates that will turn into good infographics. This is a visual literacy skill.


About bsullivan35

I am an English teacher working with great students at an independent school in Ct.
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