Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Topic Outline

Topic: The Importance of Graphic Novel to 9-to-12-year-olds based on Cognitive Psychology

I. Introduction
1.1 Study motive and aim
1.2 Definition of the terms

- Graphic organier
- Graphic novel

- Picture book instruction
1.3 Study scope
- Students at low, middle, and high grade in elementary school
* Low-graders are equal to students in grade one and grade two, mean age-7~9
* Middle-graders are equal to students in grade three and grade four, mean age-9~11
* High-graders are equal to students in grade five and grade six, mean age-11~13
1.4 Thesis sentence
- Providing graphic novels for juvenile to read timely is quite imperative for children who have had the benefit of a rich literature experience will become fluent and willing readers.

II. Literature review and status analysis
2.1 The origin of graphic novel
2.2 The form, content and characteristics of graphic novel

2.3 Graphic novel readers in the United States and comic book readers in Taiwan

- Comparison and contrast between comic book and graphic novel
2.4 Children reading behavior
- What is children's literature
- The content of children's literature influences on children's reading interest and
reading motivation

2.5 Cognitive developmental theory
2.6 Information-processing theory of learning
- The advantages and disadvantages of graphic (picture) when students encounter with reading

III. Discussion
3.1 How do teachers in Taiwan apply graphic novel to teaching reading in English based on the experience of picture book instruction

IV. Conclusion/Further implication/Further expectation

V. Reference
- English version
- Chinese version

VI. Appendix


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