ERIC Number: ED126869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of Research Findings for Children's Television Workshop.
O'Bryan, K. G.
Two studies were conducted during 1973-1974 on a number of comic book styles as viewed by children classified as good, poor, and functionally illiterate readers. Subjects were exposed to a wide range of formats and reading difficulty in comic book slides, and their eye movement was observed and recorded. Results showed that good readers systematically attacked each frame regardless of format or content; however, poor readers displayed irratic eye movement and were quickly discouraged by large blocks of print. A number of possible improvements have been suggested to make comic book print more appealing to poor readers, and these suggestions will be implemented and evaluated in a future research study. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.