ERIC Number: EJ774533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 22
Comic Strips as a Text Structure for Learning to Read
McVicker, Claudia J.
Reading Teacher, v61 n1 p85-88 Sep 2007
Teachers can use comics for reading instruction by capitalizing on their colorful graphic representation. Technology and reading are wed during the use of the Internet, and readers must rely on their visual literacy skills--a group of vision competencies people can hone for comprehension. This article reports on strategies for developing visual literacy skills by using comic strips. Comic strips provide a quick, concise way to teach and apply reading skills for practice or remediation. Suggestions for using a comic strip comprehension game on an educational website as well as strips from the daily paper are offered.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Cartoons, Text Structure, Reading Skills, Literacy, Visual Literacy, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Reading Comprehension, Learning Strategies, Grammar, Teaching Methods
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