ERIC Number: ED207010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Improving Reading Comprehension: Teaching Relationships through the Arts.
Arguing that the arts can contribute to the understanding of relationships basic to reading comprehension by providing opportunities for students to deal with abstractions and to form perceptual images related to those abstractions, this paper also contends that the arts can provide a means for transfer of basic concepts by taking seemingly unrelated forms and providing occasions for discovering relationships. Sections of the paper contain the following: (1) a discussion of the relationships that are important for reading comprehension and how the arts can contribute to understanding them, (2) a review of the research into the relationship between the arts and the cognitive processes, and (3) a description of an activity for helping students understand the relationships of similarities and differences, superordinate and subordinate, space and direction, categorizing versus describing, intersections, and values that shift according to context. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the United Kingdom Reading Association (18th, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 27-31, 1981).