ERIC Number: ED477612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Instruction through Communicative and Visual Arts. ERIC Digest.
The purpose of this Digest is to explore the evidence suggesting the effectiveness of literacy instruction through communicative and visual arts. It discusses the communicative and visual arts in literacy instruction; television and multiple media as instructional tools; using dramatic activities in language arts classrooms; and teaching language arts through comics. It concludes that when educators expand their methods of literacy instruction to include television, drama, multimedia, comics and other formats, they may be able to reach more students in the language arts classroom and better meet students' different learning styles than would be the case using purely traditional teaching methods. (Contains 17 references.) (RS)
Descriptors: Comics (Publications), Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Mass Media Role, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods, Television Viewing
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St. #140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu; Tel: 800-759-4723 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.