By Jacob Steiss and Sasha Stone
By Alissa Wolters, Jacob Steiss, and Sasha Stone
By Jacob Steiss, Undraa Maamuujav, and Sasha Stone
By Minkyung Cho and Sasha Stone
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By Minkyung Cho and Jenell Krishnan
Undraa Maamuujav, Jenell Krishnan, & Penelope Collins
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).
By Jacob Steiss
By Jazmin Cruz
On July 8, 2020, Kelly Gallagher hosted a webinar on narrative writing and how that looks like during online instruction. Although Gallagher's webinar is unavailable for viewing, this blog offers a recap of the resources shared by Gallagher and our learning community of in-service teachers, pre-service teachers, specialists, directors, researchers, and doctoral students.