Capstone/Dissertation Title

Teaching reading strategies through the visual arts

Term

2006

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAEd

Abstract

This capstone investigates the implications of using the visual arts to teach reading strategies. The research is broken down into three categories exploring reading and academic success, art and academic success, and reading taught with art and the outcomes of those studies. A major finding includes the importance of modeling the transfer of knowledge and skills between subject areas. It is a curricular design model that interviews two professionals from the art and reading fields. They reviewed the developed curriculum and made suggestions for improvement. The curriculum design model used to create the curriculum was Understanding by Design also known as the backwards design model. The curriculum was designed to be used in both the art room and the general education classroom.

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