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Wright, Gary; Sherman, Ross B. – Reading Improvement, 2006
For the past one hundred years, the American public has been entertained by the daily and the Sunday newspaper comic strips. The comics are now recognized as a legitimate and unique pop art form that chronicles the American culture. Research concerning reading interests and preferences provide evidence that the comics have a particular attraction…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Readability, Reading Interests, Student Motivation
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Gilliam, Brenda; Gerla, Jacqueline Parten; Wright, Gary – Reading Improvement, 2004
Since relevant research indicates that immersion in a literate environment is critical to academic success, the authors of this study designed a program, Project ROAR (Reach Out and Read), in cooperation with a predominately Hispanic elementary school. Project ROAR was planned to help interested parents of kindergarten children learn in-home…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Academic Achievement, Reading Instruction
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Wright, Gary; Sherman, Ross – Reading Improvement, 1999
Considers how teachers can help students become literate, critical, creative thinkers by aligning curricula, teaching strategies, and instructional resources. Promotes literacy, higher-level thinking, and writing skills through the interdisciplinary approach of combining language and art. Suggests that creating a comic strip stimulates and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Comics (Publications), Creative Teaching, Creative Thinking
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Sherman, Ross; Wright, Gary – Reading Improvement, 1996
Provides a teaching strategy that uses Bloom's taxonomy and newspaper comic strips to promote higher-level thinking in elementary and secondary classrooms. Explains and demonstrates two functions of questioning (centering and expansion) using a Peanuts comic strip. (RS)
Descriptors: Comics (Publications), Elementary Secondary Education, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Wright, Gary; Sherman, Ross – Reading Improvement, 1994
Discusses the attributes of daily comic strips that make them an ideal media for use in reading and English courses. Presents information and readability analyses of various comic strips readily available to students and teachers. Argues that comic strips can be used effectively to build reading skills and processes. (HB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Comics (Publications), Higher Education, Mass Media Use