Thursday, July 16, 2009.
In a post earlier this week, I mentioned that I need to develop a graphic vocabulary for the 5 categories of reading metaphors that I’ve developed.
Here’s a first go at that iconography:
As you see, I’ve changed the names of the categories slightly, including both verbs and nouns that correspond to the metaphor.
I also mentioned in that last post and other places that the core metaphor for reading is “movement.” Here is the icon for that foundational metaphor.
There are 2 other reading metaphors that follow from the “movement” metaphor: freedom and faith. Here they are:
Additionally, the 5 categories of reading metaphors above represent ‘positive” reading experiences of good readers; that is,
- they can actively enter texts;
- they absorb what they find there;
- they can make meaning out of texts;
- they easily travel to the places texts take them;
- they are transformed by what they read.
However, a struggling reader may not have these relationships with a text; that is,
- they can’t get into it;
- they have trouble getting it;
- they can’t make anything out of it;
- they can’t follow it;
- they aren’t affected by it.
What are the icons for these?