Integrating multiliteracies into the ESL curriculum: Graphic novels as a means of expression and motivation

dc.contributor.advisor Irizarry Rodríguez, José M. Torres Sánchez, Melissa College of Arts and Sciences - Arts en_US
dc.contributor.committee Vicente, Nancy V.
dc.contributor.committee Rivera, Rosita L.
dc.contributor.department Department of English en_US
dc.contributor.representative Acosta, Maribel 2018-01-26T18:19:36Z 2018-01-26T18:19:36Z 2015
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on using graphic novels to interest students and develop their reading skills in English. The participants were ESL (English as a second language) students taking their fourth and final English class (INGL 3202) of the basic track in the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez. This class in particular was selected because it focuses mostly on readings and reactions towards these. When the students were given the choice of whether to read a more traditional text or a graphic novel, the majority chose the second option. At the end of the unit the participants expressed that the graphic novels helped them to better understand what was happening in the story and relate to the reading. Results demonstrated that integrating graphic novels in the classroom facilitated the reading process for students, and their motivation to read in English increased exponentially. en_US
dc.description.graduationSemester Spring en_US
dc.description.graduationYear 2015 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.holder (c) 2015 Melissa Torres Sánchez en_US
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en_US
dc.subject Graphic novels in education en_US
dc.subject Language variation en_US
dc.subject ESL en_US
dc.subject Motivation in education en_US
dc.subject Multiliteracies en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Graphic novels in education. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Motivation in education. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers. en_US
dc.title Integrating multiliteracies into the ESL curriculum: Graphic novels as a means of expression and motivation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dspace.entity.type Publication English Education en_US M.A.E.E. en_US
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