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ERIC Number: EJ1166135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
The Use of Podcasts to Enhance Narrative Writing Skills
Qaddour, Kinana
English Teaching Forum, v55 n4 p28-31 2017
This activity uses podcasts to model narrative writing techniques. The challenges students face when exercising narrative writing skills are unique when compared to those of persuasive and expository writing; my students have repeatedly expressed their qualms with articulating experiences that engage their audience. Although students have extensive exposure to literary works, both in their native language and in English, fostering creativity and incorporating narrative elements based on their own experiences has caused panic. The more creativity a task was expected to generate, the more students' confidence was undermined. Podcasts present a creative, nontraditional model of narration for students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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