Thursday, December 27, 2007

This Just In: 'Comics Help Struggling Students Learn to Read!' DUH!

From: The New York Times
"Superman Finds New Fans Among Reading Instructors"
" Some parents and teachers regard comics, with their sentences jammed into bubbles and their low word-to-picture ratio, as part of the problem when it comes to low reading scores and the much-lamented decline in reading for pleasure. But a growing cadre of educators is looking to comics as part of the solution..."
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*duh (du)
Used to express disdain for something deemed stupid or obvious, especially a self-evident remark.
[Imitative of an utterance attributed to slow-witted people.]

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