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ERIC Number: ED263747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Study of, and Through, Comic Books in the Language Classroom.
Elliott, John
Comics are a powerful medium in the way they combine the verbal and the pictorial. Since they are widely used by the school-age audience, and by many adults, better use could be made of them by students if they learned how the comic conveys its message. The similarity in techniques used by creators of movies, television, advertisements, and comics is so great that learning the methods of comics will enhance students' understanding of other media. Although comics can and should be used to teach language skills, it is at least as important that they be taught as a separate medium with their own grammar. While computer literacy has been made obligatory in some schools, media literacy has not, and yet most adults and students are exposed more frequently to television, movies, advertisements, and comics than to computers. The point is made that teaching comic book literacy has much to recommend it. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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