What happens when you take visual learning and apply it to literacy standards to make instructional and assessment tools? Check out this interview about Sargy Letuchy’s book, The Visual Edge: Graphic Organizers for Standards Based Learning! He has designed one instructional and assessment tool for each English, History, and Science standard in grades 6-12. Using The Visual Edge, teachers are able to: ensure that lessons/assessments are tied to standards; engage students visually, precisely, and clearly; and save time grading.
Sargy Letuchy is a teacher in suburban Chicago and he has created a book that will hook you up with excellent graphic organizers to help you get the kids to a greater level of understanding.
I like to find tools that are easy for teachers and administrators to use.
This is one of those resources.
It is not necessary to read it cover to cover…instead start at the beginning to understand where he is coming from and then check out the different chapters to figure which one you would like to try first.
Worth your time.
Thanks for listening.