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Learning on the Plot Line

Friday, September 2, 2022

"Can a TV Show Really Help Kids Develop Reading Skills?" asks a new article in Education Week. Given our research on a public media program, related digital games, and informational text, the answer is "Yes."

Shelley Pasnik discusses findings from our study of the PBS program Molly of Denali and the abillity of first graders to use various types of informational text to solve real-world problems. The study also suggests that educational media has the potential to teach more than basic foundational skills.

Read the article here.