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This chapter discusses transition students from surface reading to a more comprehensive analysis of the ideas and structure that an author presents in a text. If students can show their ability to transfer print text to nonprint text, they demonstrate analytical reading. Student who demonstrate this deeper analysis are now ready to create an independent student-driven analysis. The student artists are making unconscious literary connections and judgments while organizing their panels in ways that often mirror the text but are not bound by the original ordering of the story. Generally students should create their own artwork, but if they are particularly artistically challenged, they can create panels by taking images off the Internet, or using available software appropriate for the assignment. Students should then learn about the art of quilting and the role that it has played in American culture. The creation of movie trailers is perfect in classroom instruction that emphasizes student-centered learning.