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ERIC Number: EJ1177036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0782
Elementary Students' Meaning-Making of Graphic Novels
Pantaleo, Sylvia
Language and Education, v32 n3 p242-256 2018
During a study conducted in two Grade 4 classrooms, the students were provided with numerous opportunities to engage with multimodal print and digital texts, and various compositional tools and devices. The eight- and nine-year-old students' participation in the research included the reading and discussing of, and writing about graphic novels. Instruction during the study included a variety of activities that focused on a selection of elements of visual art and design, and conventions of the medium of comics. The content analysis of students' responses to a selection of graphic novels revealed how their aesthetic understanding of and critical thinking about the graphic novels was influenced by learning about the what, why and how of the mode of image and the medium of comics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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