Interesting reading: http://www.lexised.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/genre-and-curriculum.pdf
Read “Learning to Read Today: Emojis, Photos, and More” at http://wpblog.neuronetlearning.com/2017/02/learning-to-read-today-emojis-photos/
In sum, this research gives educators insight into the power of interest to drive learning and comprehension, not only of the visual mode, but also of traditional printed materials used when learning to read and in academics overall. Engagement is a key component to effort and achievement.
Really? Big news? Well, in case you did not know this yet, read more here: https://theconversation.com/how-learning-a-new-language-improves-tolerance-68472
While previous research has often judged children’s spatial skills based at least in part on the number of spatial words they know, Miller found her study subjects to have a range of descriptive abilities not limited by the size of their spatial vocabulary.
“They are describing where the mouse is by saying, ‘He’s on the big table,’ or ‘on the brown box,’” Miller says. “Those size and color words aren’t spatial terms in this context, but in the context of the picture they’re seeing they are really useful.”
The better the kids were at adapting to each image and supplying relevant information, the higher their scores tended to be on the tests of other spatial skills that predict future success in, say, math.
Find the article here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312708.php