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Lütge, Christiane; Merse, Thorsten; Owczarek, Claudia; Stannard, Michelle – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Digitalization produces increasingly multimodal and interactive literary forms. A major challenge for foreign language education in adopting such forms lies in deconstructing discursive borders between literary education and digital education (romance of the book vs. euphoric media heavens), thereby crossing over into a perspective in which…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing, Second Language Learning
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Chan, Tracy K. S.; Wong, Simpson W. L.; Wong, Anita M.-Y.; Leung, Vina Wing-Hei – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
Past studies have shown that multimodal presentation of story can improve story-retelling performance in the first language. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether similar multimedia effects can be observed in second language learning and graphic novel reading. A total of 51 Chinese elementary school children, aged 7-8, who…
Descriptors: Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary School Students
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Miller, Rhonda D.; Mackiewicz, Sara Moore; Correa, Vivian I. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2017
Finding culturally responsive practices that are engaging for students is even more important with the ever-increasing population of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States. The challenges of a language barrier can contribute to low achievement and high dropout rates. This 16-week study examined the effects of authoring and sharing…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Spanish Speaking
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Kucirkova, Natalia – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Since the early 2010s, there has been a proliferation of new platforms for children's stories (e.g. storybook apps or iBooks), but not necessarily greater diversity of story content or children's greater interest in reading. This article argues for a new approach to address the apparent paradox of a wider availability of children's literature…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Reading Interests, Story Reading
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Lisanza, Esther Mukewa – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2014
This paper reports on an ethnographic case study which was carried out in a Kenyan first-grade classroom. The classroom had 89 students with their 2 teachers who taught at different times. The classroom was very crowded and had a high paucity of literacy materials. The study was guided by sociocultural and dialogic frameworks which maintain that…
Descriptors: African Languages, Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Case Studies
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Mich, Ornella; Pianta, Emanuele; Mana, Nadia – Computers & Education, 2013
Deaf children have significant difficulties in comprehending written text. This is mainly due to the hearing loss that prevents them from being exposed to oral language when they were an infant. However, it is also due to the type of educational intervention they are faced with, which accustoms them to decoding single words and isolated sentences,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Usability, Deafness, Story Telling
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Francis, Grace L.; McMullen, Victoria B.; Blue-Banning, Martha; Haines, Shana – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2013
Social skills instruction is as important for many students with disabilities as instruction in core academic subjects. Frequently, students with autism require individualized social skills instruction to experience success in general education settings. Literacy-based behavioral Interventions (LBBIs) are an effective intervention that instructors…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Skill Development, Autism, Behavior Modification
Amer, Aly Anwar – Online Submission, 2012
Literature has long been used as a source for reading materials in English as a first language (L1). In recent years, there has been a growing interest in utilizing literature in second language (L2) classrooms. The present article assumes that using literature in L2 reading can have the same effect as in L1. Integrating literature into L2…
Descriptors: Literature, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Gunter, Glenda A. – Computers in the Schools, 2012
In this article the author presents a meta-analysis of the findings from several studies conducted over multiple years with various types of learners that investigated exemplar/signature pedagogical practices incorporating video to motivate otherwise reluctant and struggling learners. Noting that newer technologies are making today's learners less…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Web Sites, Pretests Posttests, Quasiexperimental Design
Green, John – School Library Journal, 2010
It is a fun parlor game to speculate about what the future of books will look like. The author wonders whether stories will be read on screens and supplemented with gaming, illustration, video, and multimedia riddles. In this essay, the author shares his vision of the future of reading and describes what he learned from writing a story based on…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Innovation, Novels, Library Materials
Moss, Barbara, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2009
Even the youngest readers and writers in today's classrooms can benefit enormously from engagement with a wide range of traditional and nontraditional texts. This teacher-friendly handbook is packed with creative strategies for introducing K-3 students to fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling;…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, High Stakes Tests, Visual Aids, Biographies
Moss, Barbara, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2009
Upper-elementary students encounter a sometimes dizzying array of traditional and nontraditional texts both in and outside of the classroom. This practical handbook helps teachers in grades 4-6 harness the instructional potential of fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling; Web-based and multimodal…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Protocol Analysis, High Stakes Tests, Cartoons
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Bearne, Eve – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2009
This article argues for the development of a framework through which to describe children's multimodal texts. Such a shared discourse should be capable of including different modes and media and the ways in which children integrate and combine them for their own meaning-making purposes. It should also acknowledge that multimodal texts are not…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Young Children
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Gunter, Glenda; Kenny, Robert – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2008
New learning and communications paradigms of today's learners are extending the definition of literacy and directly affecting how reading and writing skills are acquired (Leu, 2000). Mirroring an ever-expanding definition of literacy, new college and K-12 curricular programs that redefine digital media are popping up all over the country. Story is…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Therriault, David J.; Raney, Gary E. – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2007
According to current theories in discourse research, readers monitor a series of 5 situational dimensions during narrative comprehension (Zwaan, Langston, & Graesser, 1995; Zwaan & Radvansky, 1998). These dimensions are time (e.g., the order of events), space (e.g., locations), protagonist (e.g., main character actions), causality (e.g., how one…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Discourse Analysis, Story Telling, Experiments
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