Personal Glyphs

A glyph is a symbol that conveys information nonverbally.  Glyphs may be used in many ways to get to know more about students.  They are extremely useful for students who do not possess the skill to write long, complex explanations. Reading a glyph and interpreting the information represented is a skill that requires deeper thinking.  Students must be able to analyze the information presented in visual form. 

Name Tag Glyph

House Glyph

Foldable House Book Directions

Websites on Personal Glyphs:

ABCTeach Directory: Glyphs

Math Glyphs

A Collection of Glyph Activities

Kindergarten Glyph Idea

Glyphs for Kids: How to Create Glyphs

Activating Prior Knowledge
Vocabulary Development
Comprehension Strategies
Summarization Techniques
Writing Across the Curriculum
Getting to Know Students
Technology Tools