Writing With Color to Enhance Comprehension

ID: 40374 Type: Best Practices Session
  1. Claudia Otto, Oklahoma State University, United States

Tuesday, October 22 4:00-4:20 PM Location: Las Vegas Ballroom 1 View on map

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Abstract: Children live in a world surrounded with visual information. Much of the world television, Internet, movies, music, and videos presents and advertises information using color as a medium. Visually presented content material enhances the target information desired for students to learn. Color eases the processing of information by creating information targets and simplifying complex textual information into visual segments. The writing process can be difficult, so understanding the components can enhance a student’s actual academic potential. This work-in-progress research is a classroom case study to determine the effectiveness of a color-coding writing strategy, used as an instructional enhancement, on the writing performance of adolescents with learning disabilities. Comparisons of students’ coursework achievements will be made between those students who learned the English lessons through the use of a color-coding strategy and those who learned the lessons without the strategy.

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