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ERIC Number: EJ1036266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Multimodal Children's E-Books Help Young Learners in Reading
Morgan, Hani
Early Childhood Education Journal, v41 n6 p477-483 Nov 2013
Many children struggle with reading and are seldom engaged in this process when teachers assign them to read. Young learners may lack motivation to read an dislike this activity because they have had frequently have unpleasant experiences with reading. If educators fail to provide support for struggling readers, these pupils will likely experience academic problems in later years. One strategy that instructors can implement to provide help for students who perform poorly in reading is to teach reading with multimodal e-books. Multimodal e-books are interactive electronic resources that combine text with sound, animation, and images and often include text that is read aloud and highlighted. The purpose of this article is to discuss how teachers can use multimodal e-books to help children make academic gains in reading and to provide guidelines for selecting good interactive e-books. Also included in this article is an annotated bibliography of CD-ROMs and e-book apps for children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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