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Multimodal Children’s E-Books Help Young Learners in Reading

Multimodal Children’s E-Books Help Young Learners in Reading Many children struggle with reading and are seldom engaged in this process when teachers assign them to read. Young learners may lack motivation to read an dislike this activity because they have had frequently have unpleasant experiences with reading. If educators fail to provide support for struggling readers, these pupils will likely experience academic problems in later years. One strategy that instructors can implement to provide help for students who perform poorly in reading is to teach reading with multimodal e-books. Multimodal e-books are interactive electronic resources that combine text with sound, animation, and images and often include text that is read aloud and highlighted. The purpose of this article is to discuss how teachers can use multimodal e-books to help children make academic gains in reading and to provide guidelines for selecting good interactive e-books. Also included in this article is an annotated bibliography of CD-ROMs and e-book apps for children. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early Childhood Education Journal Springer Journals

Multimodal Children’s E-Books Help Young Learners in Reading

Early Childhood Education Journal , Volume 41 (6) – Feb 13, 2013

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Education; Learning & Instruction; Education (general); Sociology of Education; Sociology, general
ISSN
1082-3301
eISSN
1573-1707
DOI
10.1007/s10643-013-0575-8
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Abstract

Many children struggle with reading and are seldom engaged in this process when teachers assign them to read. Young learners may lack motivation to read an dislike this activity because they have had frequently have unpleasant experiences with reading. If educators fail to provide support for struggling readers, these pupils will likely experience academic problems in later years. One strategy that instructors can implement to provide help for students who perform poorly in reading is to teach reading with multimodal e-books. Multimodal e-books are interactive electronic resources that combine text with sound, animation, and images and often include text that is read aloud and highlighted. The purpose of this article is to discuss how teachers can use multimodal e-books to help children make academic gains in reading and to provide guidelines for selecting good interactive e-books. Also included in this article is an annotated bibliography of CD-ROMs and e-book apps for children.

Journal

Early Childhood Education JournalSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 13, 2013

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