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Keywords: blog, writing, photography, literacy, internet, computer
Subject(s): Art, Social Skills, Technology, Writing, Reading, Information Skills, Photography, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Spelling, Grammar, Civics
Grades 7 through 8
School: Raul Yzaguirre Sch for Success, Houston, TX
Planned By: Tom Chambers
Original Author: Tom Chambers, Houston
Literacy Through Photography (LTP), the educational component of FotoFest International (Houston, Texas), is a writing program designed to help classroom students achieve better communication skills through the use of digital or film-based photography.

FotoFest has combined with Tom Chambers at Raul Yzaguirre School For Success [Houston, Texas] and Harold Olejarz at Eisenhower Middle School [Wyckoff, New Jersey] to pursue a pilot program ... blog approach ... for LTP.

Students increase visual and verbal literacy while building cognitive thinking skills, self-esteem, and awareness of each other. The LTP curriculum provides students with meaningful subject matter to help them write about their own photographs, their own lives, with confidence.

The LTP Blog:

www.houstonwyckoff.blogspot.com/

FotoFest International LTP:

www.literacythroughphotography.fotofest.org/
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Language Arts for enhanced writing and story telling.
Follow-Up
Exhibition at FotoFest International LTP ... "FotoFence 2009" ... May 17, 2009. LTP blog presented as a PowerPoint presentation during the exhibition.
Links: Link to LTP Blog
Link to FotoFest LTP
Materials: DVD Camcorder, Digital SLR, Portable, MP3 Players, Microphones, PA Systems, Televisions, DVD/VCR Players, Art Tools, Video Tools, Animation, CDs and DVDs, Hard Drives, Printers, Flash/USB Drives, Batteries, Memory Cards, Ports and Hubs, Word Processor, Podcasting, Keyboarding, Authoring and Publishing, Web Page, Slideshow, Clip Art, Screen Capture, Sound Libraries, Integrating Technology