Title

Positioning Students in a New Lens: Art Historians, Readers, and Writers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2013

Publication Title

Journal of Content Area Reading

Abstract

The project examined how biographical text about artists and content area text about art genres can facilitate narrative and expository comprehension and writing skills for two struggling fifth grade students in an after-school urban literacy clinic setting. Results showed that both students became amateur art historians, learning a great deal about artists, art history, and" talking about art." The students incorporated a range of comprehension strategies into their repertoires that were modeled by the literacy practitioner and exhibited improvement in their writing skills. Students learned that writing can serve various purposes-as a means of personal expression, as a way to respond to text, and as a tool to promote comprehension.

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