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ERIC Number: EJ1014176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Multimedia Shared Stories: Teaching Literacy Skills to Diverse Learners
Rivera, Christopher J.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v45 n6 p38-45 Jul-Aug 2013
Through research, shared stories have demonstrated their effectiveness in teaching literacy skills to students with disabilities, including students who are culturally and linguistically diverse. In an effort to keep pace with ever-changing technology, shared stories can be transformed into a multimedia experience using software that is commonly available on computers in homes and classrooms. Multimedia shared stories contain the same salient features of their traditional counterparts, but they are presented in a digital format complete with sound effects, colorful images, and animated transitions. This article describes how to create a multimedia shared story designed to teach emergent literacy skills for elementary culturally and linguistically diverse learners with an intellectual disability. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A