Visuals help students recognize relationships within words and sentences to develop literacy skills. Using visual aids, such as pictures, diagrams, and charts, allows for additional processing time and supports learners by breaking down a skill into more manageable parts.
Watch how this teacher uses pictures to teach new Vocabulary. Using pictures, she leads students to think deeply and make multiple connections between the visuals and the meaning of the word.
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Learn how developers of InferCabulary created an app that uses visuals to teach Vocabulary. By presenting five related images, learners practice inferring the meaning of unfamiliar Vocabulary words. Seeing images in addition to text and audio captions further reinforces the definitions of the words, leading to greater retention in Long-term Memory.