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ERIC Number: EJ780979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Using Comic Books as Read-Alouds: Insights on Reading Instruction from an English as a Second Language Classroom
Ranker, Jason
Reading Teacher, v61 n4 p296-305 Dec 2007
A first-grade teacher used comic books as read-alouds during her implementation of a reading/writing workshop. The students, primarily English-language learners, were able to make use of this medium in order to learn new reading practices. The teacher used the comics to teach multiple aspects of various reading processes such as reading with an eye for gendered representations in media texts, reading for recognition of dialogue, and recognizing a problem/solution structure in narrative. The teacher's use of the comics as read-alouds demonstrates their use as instructional texts, because comics provide interesting and motivating material as well as visual support for literacy learning. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A