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ERIC Number: EJ788582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
D'oh! Using "The Simpsons" to Improve Student Response to Literature
Eikmeier, Ginger M.
English Journal, v97 n4 p77-80 Mar 2008
Students in Ginger M. Eikmeier's high school classes link themes and terms from their readings to episodes of "The Simpsons." Because students are already familiar with "The Simpsons," Eikmeier believes that using the show supports students' comprehension and retention by activating prior knowledge. Additionally, it shows students that she cares about their interests when designing the curriculum. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A