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ERIC Number: EJ836278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Creating Participatory Photonovels: A Classroom Guide
Nimmon, Laura; Begoray, Deborah
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v2 n3 p174-178 Fall 2008
Photonovels look like comic books but contain photographs instead of drawings. Because photonovels combine pictures and everyday language, adult ESL learners can use them to communicate their thoughts and ideas. Photonovels can also be an aid in learning spoken and written English. This article describes a photonovel project that one of the authors (Laura Nimmon) worked on with a group of ESL-speaking women. This project was part of her study for her MA in literacy and language education under her colleague Deborah Begoray's supervision. Based on this experience and later work with many other groups, the author has developed this approach to creating collaborative photonovels in the classroom. (Contains 4 resource notes.)
Commission on Adult Basic Education and ProLiteracy America. 1320 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 315-422-9121; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A