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ERIC Number: EJ773906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Erupting with Great Force: Performing Text to Enhance Reading Comprehension
Bullion-Mears, Ann; McCauley, Joyce K.; McWhorter, J. YeVette
Science Scope, v31 n1 p16-21 Sep 2007
Performing text in the form of choral reading, rap, reader's theatre, and/or simulations offers students a powerful vehicle for understanding and recalling key concepts and significant details culled from textual materials. Creating a script, poem, or lyrics to perform requires repeated readings of a text, a practice that increases participants' comprehension, reading rate, and enjoyment (McCauley and McCauley 1992; Young and Vardell 1993). As an added benefit, performing text also provides an exciting change from oral recitations of textbook materials. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Reading)