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CriticalReadingform

ArticleOne:TheImportanceofArtinChildDevelopment
ByGraceHwangLynch
Paraphrase:Duetotheincreasedimportanceinthecommoncoresubjects,theartshavetaken
abackseatinimportance.
MainPoint:Theartsarestillveryimportanttoachildsdevelopment.
Inotherwords:Thingslikemotorskills,decisionmaking,learningdevelopment,andvisual
learning,areimprovedthroughtheusageofthearts.
Examples:Creatingnewworksofarts,andexploringnewideashelpchildrenimprovetheir
criticalthinkingskills.
Metaphorsect.:Justlikeinmathhowyoumaylearndifferentwaystogetthesameoutcomethe
artsharbormanyavenuesforonetolearnaboutthemselves,andtheirdifferentlearningstyles.

1.Themainpurposeofthisarticleistoinformthereaderofthebenefitsofhavingartbean
importantpartoftheeducationalsystem.
2.Thekeyquestionthattheauthorisaddressingiswhatarethebenefitsofhavingyourchild
experienceanartprogram.
3.Themostimportantinformationinthisarticleisthedifferentaspectsofthebrainthatare
affectedbyintegratingartintoeducation.
4.Themaininferences/conclusionsinthisarticlearethathavingandexperiencinganartcan
benefitotherformsoflearningaswell.
5.Thekeyideaweneedtounderstandinthisarticleisthatartisntjustacraftyslackerclass,
butahelpfulacademicresource.
6.Themainassumptionunderlyingtheauthorsthinkingisthatpeopledontunderstandhow
importantartreallyistoachildslearning.
7.Ifa)wetakethislineofreasoningseriously,theimplicationsaremorelikelytofocusstronger
ontakingartclasses.Ifb)wefailtotakethislineofreasoningseriously,theimplicationsare
thatwearelosinganessentiallearningtechnique.
8.Themainpointofviewpresentedinthisarticleisthathavingartasadevelopmentalclass
couldbeverybeneficialtothefutureandpresentlearningofachild.

1.Doestheauthorclearlystatehisorhermeaning,oristhetextvague,confused,ormuddled
insomeway?Yes,thetextisclearonwhatitistryingtosay.
2.Istheauthoraccurateinwhatheorsheclaims?Yes,therearestudiestobackupwhatsheis
saying.
3.Istheauthorsufficientlypreciseinprovidingdetailsandspecificswhenspecificsare
relevant?Yes,thereareexamplestogoalongwitheachclaimmade.
4.Doestheauthorintroduceirrelevantmaterial,therebywanderingfromhis/herpurpose?
No,alloftheinformationisverystraightforward.
5.Doestheauthortakeusintotheimportantcomplexitiesinherentinthesubject,oristhe
writingsuperficial?Thewritingisabitbasic,buteasytounderstand.
6.Doestheauthorconsiderotherrelevantpointsofview,oristhewritingoverlynarrowinits
perspective?Thetextismoreinformationalthanargumentative,sothereisonlyreallyoneview.

7.Isthetextinternallyconsistent,ordoesthetextcontainunexplainedcontradictions?Yes,the
textisconsistent.
8.Isthetextsignificant,oristhesubjectdealtwithinatrivialmanner?Thetextisveryfactual
andstraighttothepoint,soitisnttrivial.
9.Doestheauthordisplayfairness,ordoestheauthortakeaonesided,narrowapproach?The
authorismoreonesided,butdoesmentionothersubjects.