Visual Lesson Plan on Whiteboard

Visual lesson plan on whiteboard 10-04-2013

Here is a shot from today’s 2pm English 1301 class with the visual lesson plan for the day on the whiteboard.  Before each class, I map out the lesson plan on a large plain index card, like the one below, and upon entering class, copy it out on the whiteboard and explain the plan for the day to my students.  The icons serve as a reminders to me and to them of the progress of our work together during the 50 minute class session.

Visual Lesson Plan index card429As you can see from the photo, we are now reading Craig Thompson’s illustrated novel, Blankets.

It’s one of the best memoirs in graphic format available.