The STEM Read Podcast: Doodlers and Daydreamers

Episode 6: Doodlers and Daydreamers with Dr. Rhonda Robinson and Tom Lichtenheld

On this episode of the STEM Read podcast, hosts Gillian King-Cargile (@gkingcargile) and Kristin Brynteson (@kbrynteson) chat with visual literacy expert Dr. Rhonda Robinson and author/illustrator Tom Lichtenheld (Cloudette, Duck! Rabbit!, Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site). We’ll talk to Rhonda about the importance of fostering visual literacy skills in learners and share some activities and picture books you can use at home or in the classroom. Then we’ll talk to Tom Lichtenheld (http://www.tomlichtenheld.com/) about his process of creating visual images and stories and how important creativity, collaboration, persistence, and constraints are to that creative process.

Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read is part of the NIU STEAM family of programs that explore science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Find more great books, lesson plans, and resources at stemread.com

The STEM Read Podcast is produced in collaboration with WNIJ.

Notes & External Links

·       Cloudette, Bridget’s Beret, Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, and Duck! Rabbit! By Tom Lichtenheld  

·       What is Visual Literacy?

·       Visit the DuPage Children’s Museum!

·       Argonne National Lab’s great storm guy is Doug Sisterson!

·       The Toy and the Twister by Gillian King-Cargile and Kevin Krull

·       You can see Kevin Krull’s Illustrations Here!

·       We don’t expect you to paint like Vermeer, just create.

·       The Napping House by Audrey Wood

·       Try Analyzing these Illustrations: Boy and the Airplane, Inside Outside , Flotsam

·       The Toy and the Tide Pool by Gillian King-Cargile and Kevin Krull

·       E-mergency by Tom Lichtenheld and  Ezra Fields-Meyer

·       The Friends of Emily Culpepper by Ann Coleridge and Roland Harvey

·       The Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg

·       Animalia by Graeme Base

·       The Mischievians by William Joyce

·       The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

·       Radioactive by Lauren Redniss  

·       Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

·       Learn more about Sketchnotes!

·       What is The International Visual Literacy Association?

·       Check out Visual Literacy Today!

·       You can attend the IVLA annual Conference!  

·       The Lonely Ones by William Steig

·       Charles Addams

·       Check out Charles Addams’ The Skier on the Hill

·       Pagoo By Holling c. Holling

·       C D B! by William Steig

·       The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

·       Everything I Know About Pirates by Tom Lichtenheld

·       I Wish You More by Tom Lichtenheld and Amy Krouse Rosenthal

·       Shark Vs. Train by Tom Lichtenheld and Chris Barton

·       Clever Jack takes the Cake by Candace Fleming

·       The Hole by Øyvind Torseter

·       Exclamation Mark by Tom Lichtenheld and Amy Krouse Rosenthal

·       a day, a dog by Gabrielle Vincent

·       Hey, Boy by Benjamin Strouse and Jennifer Phelan

·       Check out the photos from Tom’s studio!