By Jacob Steiss and Sasha Stone
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By Jacob Steiss
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Infographics are visual representations designed to present information, data, and knowledge quickly and clearly (Krauss, 2012). A writing curriculum that explicitly teaches writers how to develop infographics as an authentic method of planning their ideas and communicating them to an intended audience may hold unique affordances for their writing development.
By engaging students in developing infographics as a part of the writing process, teachers create an opportunity for students to compose within a legitimate, multimodal genre used in many public and private sectors.
Moreover, teaching students how to create infographics before they compose their full-text drafts places greater emphasis on effective communication and reinforces the value of planning—a behavior demonstrated among successful writers (Graham & Harris, 1994).