Visual Response What ideas and impressions does the visual text suggest to you? Consider the context, and develop your response by referring to the visual text. • In your writing, you should • select a prose form that is appropriate to the ideas you wish to express and that will • enable you to effectively communicate to the reader • discuss ideas and impressions that are meaningful to you • respond from a personal, critical, and/or creative perspective • consider how you can create a strong unifying effect Format of Visual Response • The format of a visual reflection is much the same as any other written response. • you state your idea and then you defend the idea with details from the visual text. Prose Forms • short essay • letter • rant • eulogy • journal entry • interview • newspaper article • rebuttal • editorial • screen play • interior monologue • speech • short story • anecdote • personal observation • commentary • conversation • dialogue et cetera Format • There are many different prose forms – you choose the one that will best serve your purpose and communicate to your audience. • Once you know the format for the piece you are going to write, ask yourself, "How do I organize this piece to achieve this particular format? Where should it start? What goes in the middle? How will it end? What should my writing look like? What are the most important organizational issues when I write in this format?" • I will be looking at the conventions of the particular prose form that you choose. The Assignment • Reflect upon the ideas and impressions suggested by the image. • What does this image suggest to you regarding attitudes? • Support your idea with reference to the text presented and to your previous knowledge and/or experience. Perspective • You may respond using one of the following perspectives – personal – creative – analytical To summarize... • When writing a visual reflection, you need to determine four things before you begin writing: • 1. theme of the visual (idea, impression) • 2. supporting details from the visual • 3. prose form the reflection will take • 4. perspective the reflection will take The Rubric IDEAS and IMPRESSIONS PRESENTATION FOCUS: • FOCUS: • the student’s exploration of • voice in relation to the context the topic created by the student in the • the student’s ideas and chosen prose form reflection • stylistic choices (including • support in relation to the quality and correctness of student’s ideas and language and expression) and impressions the student’s creation of tone • the student’s development of a unifying effect The proportion of error to the complexity and length of the response will be considered.
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