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ERIC Number: EJ1009479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Teaching with Interactive Picture E-Books in Grades K-6
Schugar, Heather Ruetschlin; Smith, Carol A.; Schugar, Jordan T.
Reading Teacher, v66 n8 p615-624 May 2013
This article presents general implications for using interactive electronic picture books in the classroom. The suggestions are rooted in research with middle grades readers in a tutoring setting and kindergarten through fourth-grade classroom settings. Specific attention is given toward those features in eBooks that may distract, support, or extend comprehension. The article also addresses ways to familiarize students with multi-touch tablet devices while encouraging students and teachers to transfer print-based reading strategies to this new medium. In addition, the authors provide a framework for considering the relationship between interactive features in eBooks and students' comprehension while establishing the need for more scaffolding of reading instruction when using ebooks. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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