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Comic Strips as a Text Structure for Learning to Read by Claudia J McVicker 2007 talks about the positive influences that comic strips play in a young students literacy life by converting the non reader into the avid reader McVicker 2007 goes into explaining that comic strips are something that can be seen as new and creative where they blend print and graphics into one cohesive article of literature In order for students to fully understand comic strips they must have visual literacy skilled in order to comprehend what is being illustrated McVicker 2007 clearly states in her article that comic strips can be used for all literacy abilities that comic strips are not meant for one type of learner but meant to be used for anyone and by everyone Due to the fact that comic strips are fun and entertaining they can be used to help motivate unengaged readers who do not like to read the conventional book that supposedly is boring and long Comic strips help to engage students by hooking them into the literature realm bridging their interest to other textual structures making uninterested readers into recreational readers By comic strips being readily accessible via online news papers andor books Manga Garfield Archie Calvin and Hobbes students thus have access to reading materials that they may not view as literature because they are fun and entertaining something that younger students do not consider reading to be Comic strips have become a quick and concise way to teach students reading skills for any literature skill levelThe underlying message that comic strips reveal provide deeper comprehension that is used through humor Comics have the ability to cover a wide range of topics like current events past events influential individual and meaningful issues or emotions Comic strips are present in cartoon fashion which means that they are already closely related to children through television programs Students become adapted to cartoons through daily television programs
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