Friday, November 13, 2009

Topic: Books in the Home.

10-second review: Do families have books in the home?

Title: “Critical Literacies and Graphic Novels for English—Language Learners: Teaching, Maus.” CW Chun. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (October 2009), 144 – 150. A publication of the International Reading Association (IRA).

Quote: “When asked how many books were in their homes, the overwhelming majority of students responded that their homes had only the school textbooks they were currently using for classes.”

Comment: Do people read in the home anymore? Do people have books in their homes? With wide-screen TVs, video games, cell phones, Ipods, etc. in their homes—and declining newspaper readership—do people read books or even magazines in their homes any more? RayS.

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