NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED566634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 126
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3394-6759-7
The Effect of Graphic Novel Supplements on Reading Comprehension and Motivation in Secondary Students
Wood, Mara
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Central Arkansas
Graphic novels use visual literacy and multimodal learning two methods of teaching. Graphic novels also have a history of being motivating to students. This study aims to quantify the degree of influence graphic novels have on secondary student comprehension and motivation. Students were recruited from two classrooms taught by one twelfth-grade teacher. Students who received a graphic novel supplement performed significantly higher on comprehension as measured by grades than students who did not receive a graphic novel supplement for that material. Before and after each unit, students completed a motivational survey. There were no significant differences between pre- and post-test motivation data. Results indicate that more research on the effect of graphic novels on comprehension is needed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Tel: 800-521-0600; Web site:
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 12; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A