Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Graphic novels in education; Children -- Books and reading;
The effectiveness of graphic novels, heavily illustrated novels and traditional novels as a reading teaching tool has not been heavily researched. During the 5th grade school year of the 2011-2012, 24 students were required to read six novels, two in each format. During and after the reading, students were required to complete assigned assessments. The results of the study were graded based on a rubric system and by the number of responses per novel. The graphic novel received the highest scores in all categories. The graphic novel should be considered as an alternate method of teaching reading to 5th graders.
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Audrey C. Rule
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©2012 Kimberly Ann Jennings
Jennings, Kimberly Ann, "Fifth graders' discussions of graphic novels facilitated by de Bono Thinking Skills" (2012). Graduate Research Papers. 128.