During last session we read “Why the Brain Prefers Paper”. Ferris discussed a 2
During last session we read “Why the Brain Prefers Paper”. Ferris discussed a 2005 survey regarding the reading habits employed when reading from a screen. How can you address these habits in your own classrooms using iPads, Learning A to Z, and guided reading groups? How might these habits affect students’ scores on benchmark books and passages if they are not explicitly addressed? The articles discuss practical real-world applications of skills learned when reading comics and graphic novels. What are these real-life practical skills? Rapp states, “Comic books (or graphic novels) can teach literacy skills and critical thinking in ways that other formats can’t”. Identify these skills and critical ways of thinking and how they can apply to the content area of your expertise.

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