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ERIC Number: EJ920626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Extending Readers Theatre: A Powerful and Purposeful Match with Podcasting
Vasinda, Sheri; McLeod, Julie
Reading Teacher, v64 n7 p486-497 Apr 2011
The struggling second and third graders in this mixed methods study increased their reading comprehension after a 10-week Readers Theatre podcasting project. Podcasting made the students aware of a wider audience, which enhanced the authenticity and social nature of the strategy, and made their performances permanent so they could be stored and conveniently retrieved for later listening and evaluation. Finally, students discussed their podcasts using visual vocabulary such as "watch," "show," "look good," and "show my voice," uncovering the concept of audio as a visual medium. Since visualization is a critical strategy used by skilled readers, podcasting has the potential to strengthen this aspect of Readers Theatre. (Contains 1 note, 4 tables, and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas