I REALLY enjoyed your images—quite hysterical and interesting! So, for this week, I want you to take a look at each other’s posted images. Choose one image and provide a description of what you think that student is getting out of the text (or not). How could this information be useful as a teacher? What suggestions would you offer that student?
I chose Emily’s picture of the eye because I thought it was a really interesting section to comment on, on her part. I thought that it really connected with the text, especially the scene in which the monster first opens his eyes.
I think that she really grasped the importance of the monster’s eye when he first opens them in chapter five. In that scene Dr. Frankenstein first states that the monster is beautiful and that he was put together with such precision. It is only until the monster opens his eyes that Dr. Frankenstein shifts his opinion saying that the monster is horrid, especially seen in his glossy eyes. It is a nice image as well because it shows that the eye is pieced together; it almost seems to be giving a look of shock which is what I would assume he was feeling rather than anger.
This information could be useful to the teacher because it shows what the student believes is happening throughout the text. It could also lead into a writing assignment in which they supported their picture with text. I don’t think I can offer Emily any suggestions considering it is a meaningful picture and correlates to the text.
Teacher Side Bar: I would definitely use this tool as a teacher because it is an interesting way to see what parts of the book students are focusing on. The only change that I would make is to have the students write in a few sentences a rationale for the picture or even a quote so that the teacher and others know why they chose it. What could also be interesting is to combine the image activity with the song one by having them chose a song to caption the picture in relation to the text. Some people just put picture of their reactions instead of pictures representing the text so it would be important to know why they chose that. Overall, it is an excellent activity.