Life in Appalachia: Photos from a ‘Valley of Poverty,’ 1964 Close Read of a Photograph
Close Reading • Today we will be doing a close reading. “Close reading is a careful and purposeful rereading of a text.” –Douglas Fisher • Throughout the year we will be reading texts closely but today we will be reading photographs closely. When you look at a picture you need to analyze the details, look it over more than once, draw conclusions and support those conclusions with evidence from the picture.
"Youngsters lap up a surplus-commodity supper of pan-fried biscuits, gravy and potatoes at the Odell Smiths of Friday Branch Creek. The newspapers were pasted by Mrs. Smith in an effort to keep the place neat."Read more: The War on Poverty in the Pages of LIFE: Appalachia Portraits, 1964 | LIFE.comhttp://life.time.com/history/war-on-poverty-appalachia-portraits-1964/#ixzz34AIZrgQV
Gallery Walk • As a group you will visit the rest of the photographs posted around the classroom. Take time when you get to the photograph to silently observe. Then discuss the photograph as a group and leave one observation on the photograph using your post-it notes.