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ERIC Number: EJ880107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Reel Teaching = Real Learning: Motivating Reluctant Students through Film Studies
Smilanich, Brad; Lafreniere, Nicole
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v53 n7 p604-606 Apr 2010
The authors provide a rationale for the critical study of film texts in the English language arts. For struggling or reluctant students, film offers an accessibility that the printed text may not. Students who are intimidated by, or impeded from, accessing print text are able to discuss film with acuity and insight. The study of visual texts can help bridge the gap between the literal and the figurative, an abstraction with which students frequently struggle.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A