OPEN CALLOUTS
Contribute illustrations for the Dystinct Magazine

May 2021 Issue

Callout #7 (Deadline 25-Apr-2021)

Article Topic: Metacognition-What is it?

This article discusses facts about metacognition and how we can help children develop it.

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines
adult and child either talking or working together

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: ”an illustration of a teacher/parent and child talking to each other or of a parent/teacher and child doing an obstacle course together”

Callout #6 (Deadline 25-Apr-2021)

Article Topic: Is my child ready to learn how to keyboard?

This article discusses the developmental progression of keyboarding skills and compares handwriting skills with keyboarding skills.

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines
child typing on keyboard

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: ”an illustration of a child typing on a computer using a keyboard”

Callout #5 (Deadline 25-Apr-2021)

Article Topic: Phonics instruction in preschool

This article discusses how literacy instruction can start at a young age and the evidence and reason behind why it’s necessary to start that early.

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines
phonics instruction in preschool

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: ”an illustration of a group of preschoolers being taught the alphabet sounds and CVC words in a classroom”

Callout #4 (Deadline 25-Apr-2021)

Article Topic: Classroom accomodations for Dysgraphia

This article describes accommodations that can benefit children with dysgraphia within classrooms.

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines
child having trouble with handwriting

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: ”an illustration of a child having trouble taking down class notes.”

Callout #3 (Deadline 25-Apr-2021)

Article Topic: The Flat Earth and Teaching Reading

This article equates flat-earthers to the proponents of whole language method of instruction.

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines
equate flat earthers to proponents of whole language

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: ”an illustration of a saucer-shaped earth and a person standing on it with a speech bubble that says ‘learn to read through osmosis’ “.

Callout #2 (Deadline 25-Apr-2021)

Article Topic: Transition from Student to Employee- a neurodivergent perspective

This is an article that talks of some of the aspects that affect the transition from college life to being an employee for neurodivergent young adults.

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines
student transforms into an adult in the workforce

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: ‘an illustration of a student studying at college/ univ and show that this student has transformed into an adult holding a briefcase/papers/tools to show that this person is at work.

Callout #1 (Deadline 20-Apr-2021)

Article Topic: Teaching children of varying capabilities within a single classroom

This is an article that talks of how a teacher can deliver effective literacy instruction to children at varying skill levels working with children in small groups.

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines
teacher wearing a funny hat sitting with a group of children

For the illustration to go with this article, the author of the article has requested for a ‘drawing of a teacher wearing a funny hat, like that of a court jester sitting with a small group of children around a tableyears ago teachers used to put on a unique hat and that gave the signal to the students that the teacher was not to be disturbed.

You can also feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO SUBMIT

Instructions for CREATING illustrations

  • If your child can create digital drawings, that would be preferred. If not, illustrations on paper will suffice. (If your child can create a digital illustration please let me know about the software/platform that they will be using to create the file).
  • Please create/draw/colour on an A4 sheet of WHITE paper.
  • Scan the image and send us a clear image of the illustration without shadows. Please do not take a photograph using flash on your mobile device).

Instructions for SUBMITTING illustrations

Subscribe to the news callout newsletter to submit your illustrations with the below info:

  • Short bio- 25-50 words
  • Name of Child
  • Age
  • Location (City/Country)
  • Diagnosis/suspected diagnosis
  • 1-2 high-resolution headshots/ photos of the child