Toward a literate future : pairing graphic novels and traditional texts in the high school classroom
This thesis focuses on the need to incorporate visual literacy instruction in the secondary classroom. I begin by first exploring the need for a change in the instruction of literacy at the high school level; especially a change that emerges from those who are currently working in the high school classroom. I examine how visual literacy instruction can help to improve declining traditional literacy rates. The use of multimodal texts, such as graphic novels, has been proven to increase the ability of students to read traditional text-based works. I also look at the impact that the lack of ...