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Principles of Visual Literacy for Slide Presentations- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Tired of your students making cluttered, boring, or ineffective slide shows?

Teach your students how to make powerful slide presentations with this mini lesson in both digital and pencil/paper format.

Included is this dual-formatted resource is the link to a 25-slide Google Slides presentation to copy and use in your LMS, as well as a 33-page pdf document with slides perfect for copying to hand out to students or to project in your face-to-face classroom. With these resources, you will deliver a 30-minute interactive mini lesson about the best practices in creating effective visual slide presentations. Extension options allow you to customize the lesson and add another 30 minutes, 1 or 2 days as students explore elements of rhetoric, audience and the Appeals.

Include this mini lesson as a supplement to your research unit, whether you are in a face-to-face classroom or virtual model. Or use the mini lesson as your introduction to rhetoric, the art of argument.

Creating visual arguments appeals to most students and readers today. Help your writers be more purposeful and effective with this mini lesson that asks students to draw, discuss, write, edit, and evaluate. It's filled with higher order thinking skills.

Looking for more materials to teach rhetoric? Check out my resources to introduce rhetorical concepts, find rhetorical devices in everyday places, analyze texts rhetorically, and find hidden bias in texts.

Category: ELA → Writing
Price: $4.50

This lesson plan costs $4.50

About the Teacher


Barbara Miller

I have taught English/Language Arts for over twenty years to remedial through gifted students from 7th to 12th grade, AP/dual credit university courses in three corporations and at one university. During my career, I have supervised and taught several student teachers and numerous pre-service teachers. Project Based Learning and choices that fit or extend learning styles and intelligences make my classroom activities engaging for students and filled with opportunities for academic growth. Many teacher professional development programs have supported my work. I hold an M.A. in Education and an Indiana High Ability Teaching License, am a Teacher Consultant for Indiana Writing Project, and have participated in many educator programs sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, National Consortium for the Teaching of Asia, National Endowment for the Humanities, US Department of State, Korea Academy for Educators, and Toyota International Teachers, among others. Additionally, I have been awarded many grants for classroom and school-wide projects, ranging from hundreds of dollars to $250,000. In addition, I have conducted professional development on writing workshop and differentiation in my own school, at conferences and events, and at schools in Peru and India. I am currently writing about my ancestors who taught Freedmen after the Civil War.


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