Fact of the Week #30

Fact of the Week

Fact of the Week #30: Visual Arts help students with learning disabilities who were reluctant readers begin to enjoy reading.  This data was gathered from a study of two seventh grade boys who were helped in a 9-week session to visualize stories through the visual arts. They became more sophisticated readers and took a more active role in reading and interpreting rather than just passively reading. The research suggests that visual art provided a concrete meta-cognitive marking point that allowed the two readers to see what they understood. www.niu.edu

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