All students are visually literate!
Tapping into that can be a powerful exercise in developing readers. Examining, thinking about, and discussing works of art in the regular classroom can help students transfer those same skills to become better readers.
This quick template is a guide for incorporating conversations about pieces of artwork into classroom conversation. It provides a three part "flow" to direct these conversations in a way that engages students in thinking processes that mirror those used by good readers: finding supporting details, making inferences, and determining main idea.