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Dallacqua, Ashley K. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2020
This article draws from a year-long ethnographic study documenting the use of comics in a school. Focusing on literacy work in a social studies classroom, it documents how comics were welcomed into and challenged classroom spaces. Comics were introduced, read, and engaged with collaboratively. While comics were able to support strategic practices,…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Language Rhythm
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Reid, Stephanie F.; Moses, Lindsey – Reading Teacher, 2020
The authors detail how one fourth-grade teacher implemented a comics writers' workshop in the weeks that concluded the academic school year. Each phase of the comics writers' workshop is described. Students interpreted and analyzed the words, images, and design features that compose published comics before constructing and publishing their own…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Teachers, Writing Workshops, Writing Instruction
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Bazler, Judith Ann, Ed.; Van Sickle, Meta Lee, Ed. – IGI Global, 2020
STEAM education can be described in two ways. One model emphasizes the arts and is not as concerned about the accuracy of the STEM fields. In the second model, STEM content is the prevailing force with a focus on accuracy, and the arts are used in limited and secondary resources for the teaching of the content. However, in order to promote…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Models, Teaching Methods
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Thomas, Kelli, Ed.; Huffman, Douglas, Ed. – IGI Global, 2020
The addition of the arts to STEM education, now known as STEAM, adds a new dimension to problem-solving within those fields, offering students tools such as imagination and resourcefulness to incorporate into their designs. However, the shift from STEM to STEAM has changed what it means for students to learn within and across these disciplines.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Educational Change, Barriers
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Yilmaz, Muamber – Educational Research and Reviews, 2020
In this study, the impact of concept cartoons on students' academic achievement in science lessons was investigated. The research was carried out in 2018-2019 spring term. The study group consisted of 49 4th grade students in Zonguldak Devrek Çaydegirmeni TOKI Primary School. 23 of the students were in the experimental group, and 26 of them were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Teaching Methods, Cartoons
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Çifci, Musa; Kaplan, Kadir – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
This study aimed to develop "Caricature Creation Rubric" which can be used to evaluate the products produced by 6th grade students at the end of their caricature creation process and to make its validity and reliability studies. The criteria in the graded key were determined by using the "Caricature Literacy Module" prepared by…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Scoring Rubrics, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Kiziltan, Nalan; Ayar, Zülal – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
The impetus behind the development of this research is to study the potential influence(s) of cartoons (caricatures) on L2 learners in terms of gaining cultural awareness and enhancing their motivation levels. To that end, three English classics in the form of cartoons, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Romeo & Juliet by William…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Classics (Literature), Foreign Countries
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Islam, Farzana Sharmin Pamela – International Journal of Language Education, 2020
As 21st century is the era of modern technologies with different aspects, it offers us to make the best use of them. After tape recorder and overhead projector (OHP), multimedia has become an important part of language classroom facilities for its unique and effective application in delivering and learning lesson. Although in many parts of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Kwon, Hyunji – Art Education, 2020
Despite the dramatic increase in the number of graphic novels created and published, and the growing popularity of graphic novels among students, some teachers think that certain sexual and violent imagery in graphic novels renders them unsuitable for teaching (Weiner, 2003). Additionally, the lack of cultural diversity and the depiction of…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Preservice Teacher Education, Art Teachers
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Mills, Kathy A.; Stone, Bessie G.; Unsworth, Len; Friend, Lesley – Written Communication, 2020
Communication using popular digital media involves understanding multimodal systems of appraisal for expressing attitude, which traditionally deals with emotions, ethics, and aesthetics in language. The formulation and teaching of multimodal grammars for attitudinal meanings in popular texts and culture is currently underresearched. This article…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing (Composition), Computer Mediated Communication, Expressive Language
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Engel, Carla Simone; Sheppard, Elizabeth – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study aimed to assess the efficacy of two cartoons which depict autistic characters in improving attitudes towards autistic peers in two separate studies. Forty-six children participated in study 1 (4-7 years), and 47 children participated in study 2 (8-11 years). Both the conative (behavioural) component of attitudes and knowledge about…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cartoons, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Günbas, Nilgün – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2020
This study aimed to explore if there are any differences in word problem solving skills of fourth grade students using animated-cartoon story vs. text-only story vs. non-story. For this purpose, word problems-embedded animated cartoon stories were created on computers and the same stories were written in text format on paper. The word problems…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Animation
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Fenty, Nicole S.; Brydon, Melissa – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2020
Strong oral reading fluency skills are an important indication of good reading. In addition, reading engagement is often correlated with reading success. Unfortunately, students with learning disabilities (LD) often struggle to read fluently and engage with text. Incorporating graphic novels as part of a comprehensive reading program may help…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Correlation, Reading Achievement
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Çelebi, Safa; Borekci, Muhsine – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
The present study aimed to determine the effect of teaching prosody through visual feedback activities on oral reading skills of Turkish language learners. The quantitative dimension of the study utilized a single group pre-test post-test experimental design, whereas, the qualitative dimension consisted of the data obtained from the interviews.…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ryu, Sangjin; Zhang, Haipeng; Peteranetz, Markeya; Daher, Tareq – Physics Teacher, 2020
Current K-12 and undergraduate students have grown up with constant exposure to visual popular culture (e.g., movies, TV programs, graphic novels, etc.). Because youth find pop culture references in the classroom to be engaging, many science and engineering instructors have shown that examples found in visual pop culture can be used to teach…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Popular Culture, Cartoons, Novels
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