Module 28: Multimedia Information - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will explore how images can help convey the information in a report or article. Students will explore the many ways in which information can be shared through visual elements rather than text. Students will explore how sound and spoken words can be used to communicate information effectively. Students will learn how to use visual elements in their own writing.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Spelling 10: Practice 1 None
2 Informational Images independent reading book
pen or pencil
3 Charts and Graphs independent reading book
pen or pencil
4 The Sound of Information independent reading book
pen or pencil
5 Using Visual Elements independent reading book
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Spelling 10: Practice 1
2 Informational Images
  1. Identify the role of images in supporting the ideas in an informational text.
  2. Interpret information presented visually with drawings or photographs.
3 Charts and Graphs
  1. Interpret information presented quantitatively with charts, graphs, timelines, diagrams, animations, etc.
4 The Sound of Information
  1. Interpret information presented orally with voice, sound, and music.
5 Using Visual Elements
  1. Use visual elements to develop and support a topic.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words
bar chart
pie chart

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
3 Charts and Graphs 8 Visual Elements Assignment
4 The Sound of Information 5 Podcast Notes Assignment
5 Using Visual Elements 2 Adding Visual Elements Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Spelling 10: Practice 1 To prepare for the Spelling 10: Spelling Test, have your student practice their spelling words over the coming weeks.
2 Informational Images
3 Charts and Graphs
4 The Sound of Information
5 Using Visual Elements

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Informational Images
  1. Why do authors sometimes include photographs and drawings in informational texts?
Charts and Graphs
  1. What are visual elements?
The Sound of Information
  1. What is a podcast?
Using Visual Elements
  1. Why is it important to use visual elements when writing an informational essay?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Charts and Graphs Visual Resources
  1. What is a visual resource?
  2. What visual resources are discussed in this video?
  3. What are the purposes of the visual resources mentioned in the video?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing