Dr. Jiménez Presents at Plymouth State University

Dr. Laura M. Jiménez will be presenting on her research at Plymouth State University on November 26, 2012. Dr. Jiménez was invited by the University’s Department of Early Childhood Studies. She will be giving a lecture on her current research entitled Out of the Box: Expert Readers Allocating Time and Attention in Graphic Novels.

Graphic novels have gained in popularity in recent years both in and out of the classroom. Motivation and engagement are often referred to as reasons to add graphic novels on the shelves of school libraries and classrooms. Dr. Jiménez will share findings from her research to shed light on the ways readers draw on both illustration and text to make sense of story when reading graphic novels.

In her lecture, Dr. Jiménez will address three essential questions:

  • Who is reading graphic novels?
  • How are they reading graphic novels?
  • What role do graphic novels have in classrooms?

Visit Dr. Jiménez’s faculty page to learn more about her research on graphic novels and graphic novel readers.

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