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ERIC Number: EJ1158848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Moving Our Can(n)ons: Toward an Appreciation of Multimodal Texts in the Classroom
Jiménez, Laura M.; Roberts, Kathryn L.; Brugar, Kristy A.; Meyer, Carla K.; Waito, Kim
Reading Teacher, v71 n3 p363-368 Nov-Dec 2017
The growing popularity of graphic novels for younger readers is hard to miss. This article provides specific ways to think about, recognize, and teach with multimodal texts that leverage student interest. In this English language arts unit, we taught a sixth-grade class how to read and comprehend the complex design elements common to the graphic novel form. The class used both student-selected graphic novels made available to them by the researchers and a whole-class graphic novel, "One Dead Spy" by Nathan Hale. Teaching students how to effectively comprehend graphic novels is much like teaching anything: By identifying the content and strategies that need to be taught, we then identified the corresponding teaching strategies needed. This article reports on the content and strategies, specific ways to help students come to a greater understanding of the text in hand, and graphic novels as a literary form.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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