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Enacted Reading Comprehension

Title: Enacted Reading Comprehension: Using Bodily Movement to Aid the Comprehension of Abstract Text Content.
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Name(s): Kaschak, Michael P, author
Connor, Carol M, author
Dombek, Jennifer L, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2017-01-20
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We report a design study that assessed the feasibility of Enacted Reading Comprehension (ERC), an intervention designed to teach 3rd and 4th grade students (n = 40 and 25, respectively) to use gestures to understand an increasingly abstract set of texts. Students were taught to use gestures to understand the idea of "opposing forces" in a concrete setting-the forces at play as tectonic plates move past each other-and then taught to use the gestures to understand opposing forces in more abstract situations. For example, students were taught to use gestures to understand the opposing sides of an argument, and to understand the internal conflicts that arise as individuals are faced with moral dilemmas. The results of our design study suggest that ERC has promise as a method for introducing students to the idea of using gesture to understand text content, and to employ this strategy in a range of reading contexts.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_28107474 (IID), 10.1371/journal.pone.0169711 (DOI), PMC5249083 (PMCID), 28107474 (RID), 28107474 (EID), PONE-D-16-36185 (PII)
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5249083.
Subject(s): Child
Comprehension
Female
Florida
Humans
Male
Reading
Students
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_28107474
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: PloS one.
1932-6203
Issue: iss. 1, vol. 12

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Kaschak, M. P., Connor, C. M., & Dombek, J. L. (2017). Enacted Reading Comprehension: Using Bodily Movement to Aid the Comprehension of Abstract Text Content. Plos One. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_28107474