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ERIC Number: EJ788591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Video Games to Reading: Reaching out to Reluctant Readers
Jolley, Kristie
English Journal, v97 n4 p81-86 Mar 2008
Junior high school teacher Kristie Jolley believes students become more willing and motivated to practice reading strategies when they are "comfortable within their realm of literacy." Background knowledge of video games helps students succeed in understanding and enjoying game-based texts, which she incorporates into her classroom library as encouragement for a habit of reading and as a bridge to increasingly difficult texts. Jolley also offers an overview of popular game-based texts. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A