Writing Workshop: Images and Text

From RealCTY
Jump to: navigation, search
Writing Workshop: Images and Text
Writing Course
Course CodeIMAG
Years of Operation2009-2012
Sites OfferedCAL, CHS, SAN, STP, WIN
Part of a series on
Realcty logo 20060831.png
CTY Courses
Category · Template · CAA Courses
Sites
Bristol · Collegeville · Los Angeles · San Rafael
Alexandria · Baltimore · La Jolla · New York · Portola Valley · Sandy Spring · Venice · Baltimore (MSC)
Humanities
Model United Nations and Advanced Geography
The Ancient World
Journeys and Explorations
Big Questions
Writing
Writing and Reading Workshop
Being a Reader, Becoming a Writer
Heroes and Villains
Writing Workshop: Modern Fantasy
Behind the Mask: Superheroes Revealed
Math
Math Problem Solving · Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
Geometry and Spatial Sense
Great Discoveries in Mathematics
Numbers: Zero to Infinity
Data and Chance · Introduction to Robotics
Science
Marine Ecology · The Physics of Engineering
Inventions · Examining the Evidence
Through the Microscope · The Sensory Brain
The Edible World · Crystals and Polymers
Be a Scientist! · Cloudy with a Chance of Science
One Week Courses
Toyology · Science Spoilers · Space: To Infinity and Beyond
Defunct Courses
World Folklore and Mythology
Colonial America · Civil War Studies
The Middle Ages · The Renaissance
Worlds in Motion
Railroads: Connecting 19th-Century America · Pirates: History and Culture
The Olympics
Chinese · French · Spanish
The Art of Writing: Process and Product · Elements of Drama
Writing Workshop: Where Art Meets Science
Stories and Poems
Writing Workshop: Images and Text
Animal Behavior · Flight Science
Forest Ecology · Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils
Meteorology · Bugs and Butterflies
Dynamic Earth · Bay Ecology II

Course Description

the CTY Course Catalog (2009):

Every day, we are bombarded with images. These images are more than just marks on a page or pixels on a screen. They have meaning, and understanding that meaning is fundamental to understanding the world around us. In this writing course, students analyze, discuss, write about, and create texts that use both words and visuals to interpret and make meaning in our visual world.

By examining elements of art such as line, shape, and color, as well as principles of design such as balance, proportion, and emphasis, students acquire the skills necessary to understand and use images in conjunction with their writing. For example, they may analyze the interplay of writing and images in various types of texts, such as how-to books, craft books, or sports fundamentals books. Students also consider content and context in their visual analyses and interpretations. They might decode photographs and primary documents to use in a biographical piece with historical facts.

Students generate four to six major written pieces. They might take photographs and research a self-selected topic to create a photo essay. They may collectively produce a field guide detailing the plants and animals at their site or work together on a class concept book. Students also complete a number of small projects which might include storyboarding, analysis of political cartoons, or production of a travel brochure. Throughout the session, students' writing is developed through a process of drafting, critiquing in workshops, and revising.