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Pre-Service Teachers Perspectives On How The Use Of Toon Comic Books During Guided Reading Influenced Learning By Struggling Readers, Ewa Mcgrail, Alicja Rieger, Gina M. Doepker, Samantha Mcgeorge Jun 2018

Pre-Service Teachers Perspectives On How The Use Of Toon Comic Books During Guided Reading Influenced Learning By Struggling Readers, Ewa Mcgrail, Alicja Rieger, Gina M. Doepker, Samantha Mcgeorge

Gina Doepker

The study presented in this article examines the use of comic books, TOON comic books, during guided reading. The instruction with this comic book series was provided to struggling readers, kindergarten through fifth grade,
by the pre-service teachers enrolled in the Early Literacy and Literacy Assessment and Applications courses at a comprehensive university in southeastern United States. Results indicate that instruction with the TOON comic books helps students to develop in their literacy skills.


Using Comic Books To Improve Three Elementary Studens' Reading And Writing Skills- A Multi-Case Study Analysis.Pdf, Gina M. Doepker, Ewa Mcgrail, Alicja Rieger May 2018

Using Comic Books To Improve Three Elementary Studens' Reading And Writing Skills- A Multi-Case Study Analysis.Pdf, Gina M. Doepker, Ewa Mcgrail, Alicja Rieger

Gina Doepker

Education and literacy researchers have acknowledged educational merit in reading instruction that integrates authentic reading texts, such as comic books, which meet the needs of today’s multi-modal learners. This qualitative multi-case study explores how three pre-service teachers use a comic book series known as TOON books during guided reading instruction to improve the literacy skills of three elementary students in third and sixth grades who struggled with reading and/or writing. Each pre-service teacher identified four literacy goals prior to tutoring (three reading goals & one writing goal) based on their student’s individual literacy needs, which totaled 12 literacy ...