ERIC Number: EJ1079535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 39
Expanding Students' Analytical Frameworks through the Study of Graphic Novels
Connors, Sean P.
Journal of Children's Literature, v41 n2 p5-15 Fall 2015
When teachers work with students to construct a metalanguage that they can draw on to describe and analyze graphic novels, and then invite students to apply that metalanguage in the service of composing multimodal texts of their own, teachers broaden students' analytical frameworks. In the process of doing so, teachers empower students. In this article, Connors states that reading and producing graphic novels with the intention of mapping their multimodal design can heighten students' appreciation for the form's complexity.
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Teaching Methods, Metalinguistics, Cognitive Mapping, Reading Processes, Literacy, Design, Graphic Arts
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