This pre-print report details two national research studies examining the impact of the PBS KIDS series Molly of Denali on children’s ability to use informational text to answer real-world questions. The research studies found that access to the Molly of Denali resources improved children’s ability to use informational text to solve real-world problems.

Selected key findings:

  • Younger children benefited more from access to Molly of Denali resources.
  • The more time children spent with the Molly of Denali resources, the better they performed. For every hour that children spent with the resources, they scored about a quarter of a point higher at post-test.

For more about this research, visit “Learning with Media, One Adventure at a Time.”

Resource Details

Media Type
PDF
Resource Type
Reports
Authors
Joy Lorenzo Kennedy, Tiffany Maxon, Janna Kook, Naomi Hupert, Shelley Pasnik, Claire Christensen, Sarah Gerard, Elisa Garcia, Phil Vahey
Date
2021
Length
51 pp

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