Art of Comprehension
Art of Comprehension – Educators at Elms Elementary School in Jackson Township are perfecting the art of teaching comprehension skills. When art teacher Trevor Bryan, fourth grade teacher Donna Donner and fifth grade teacher Justin Dolcimascolo realized that the cognitive processes involved in reading comprehension are nearly identical to the cognitive processes involved in pictorial comprehension they incorporated art into lessons across the curriculum. Art can be used to help students relate to social studies, vocabulary and even science. Early data suggests that the program is having a beneficial effect on students’ standardized test scores.