The Art of Comprehension [creates] an invisible thread that stretches across varied professional contexts to connect art, literacy, and all content areas.—From the forward by Dr. Mary Howard In The Art of Comprehension, Trevor A. Bryan introduces his signature method for enhancing students’ understanding and thinking about all texts—both written and visual. By using what he calls “access lenses” (such as faces, body language, sound/silence) you can prompt all your students to became active explorers and meaning-makers. Organically and spontaneously, your classroom will become more student-centered.
- Discover inventive ways to prompt students to notice, think about, and synthesize visuals—using the same observation and comprehension skills they can bring to reading and writing.
- Learn about ways to unravel layers of meaning in picture books, chapter books, artwork, poetry, and informational text.
- Explore the book’s eclectic collection of art and illustration, by acclaimed illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, 19th century masters, and more.
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Bryan has been an art educator in New Jersey for 20 years. He is passionate about exploring all forms of art, including reading and writing. Whether working through fine, performing, or English language arts, his focus is on helping all students to comprehend their own lives and develop their unique voices so that they can flourish doing work that truly matters to them. #artofcomp
Table of Contents
Foreword Dr. Mary Howard ix
Chapter 1 Looking at the Familiar 7
Chapter 2 The Access Lenses 17
Chapter 3 The Framework 29
Chapter 4 The Mood Structures 45
Chapter 5 Reading Written Texts Through AoC 63
Chapter 6 Writing Through AoC 85
Final Thoughts 121
Appendix A Reproducible Access Lenses 123
Appendix B Trip to the Museum 127