In this course we will explore the multimodal reading of and writing with visuals in the K-12 classroom. This class will consider the role visuals play in our culture as we explore composition from a broad perspective. This class will pragmatically apply many of the theory-based literacy approaches to course readings, discussions, and activities. In addition, we will explore our viewing literacy as well as how that translates to consider our students as viewers and learners. We will explore issues/responsibilities of the classroom teacher, and consider larger issues of what it means to be visually literate in our culture.