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Teacher introduces the concept of Static Images:
Teacher introduces a Model of Communication
When we communicate, we (the ORIGINATOR) convey (MEDIUM) something (MEANING or MESSAGE) for someone (AUDIENCE) for our reasons (PURPOSE) by some means (MODE of TRANSMISSION or form).
Reference: "Exploring Language - A Handbook for Teachers", published for the Ministry of Education by Learning Media Limited, Crown copyright 1996, p. 181
Students copy from Whiteboard or else are provided with a photocopy of the above.
Students convert the written text to an appropriate and effective Static Image which clearly communicates the content of the above model (A3 size)
Students, in groups of four, share individual images, discussing the effectiveness of each, and choosing the perceived "best" example.
Students justify their choice by identifying at least three features of the chosen image that contribute to the effectiveness of the image.
Groups present their "best choice" to the class, identifying the criteria that lead them to their choice.
Teacher records the various criteria on the whiteboard.
Teacher leads class discussion towards grouping of criteria into Key Features of Effective Static Images.
At this stage, students may become aware of the concepts of:
1. Clarity of Composition and Layout
2. Use of Space
3. Lettering Size and Style
4. Use of Colour for emphasis
5. Proportion according to significance of ideas
6. Relationship of ideas as denoted by proximity and visual cues e.g. lines, arrows, text boxes
Teacher provides students with an Introductory Taxonomy of Static Images, briefly explaining the concepts, and alerting students to their future exploration of the concepts.