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dc.contributor.advisorIrizarry-Rodríguez, José M.
dc.contributor.authorTorres-Sánchez, Melissa
dc.description.abstractThis 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.subjectGraphic novels in educationen_US
dc.subjectLanguage variationen_US
dc.subjectMotivation in educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshGraphic novels in education.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMotivation in education.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.en_US
dc.titleIntegrating multiliteracies into the ESL curriculum: Graphic novels as a means of expression and motivationen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2015 Melissa Torres Sánchezen_US
dc.contributor.committeeVicente, Nancy V.
dc.contributor.committeeRivera, Rosita L.
dc.contributor.representativeAcosta, Maribel Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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