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Inquiry Project

Comprehension: Movies or Books
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Carrie Brown

on 4 May 2010

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Transcript of Inquiry Project

Which enhances comprehension more? Movies Vs. Books Problems:
Kids would rather watch movies than read a book.
Their reading skills and comprehension of texts is lacking. Contrary to what teachers would hope, could they possibly be comprehending more from movies than books?
What Does research say? What we did in our classrooms About Movies About Books "can be entertaining and educational, and can open up new worlds for kids, giving them a chance to travel the globe, learn about different cultures, and gain exposure to ideas they may never encounter in their own community."

"Most children' s programming does not teach what parents say they want their children to learn; many shows are filled with stereotypes, violent solutions to problems, and mean behavior."



Improves Visualization Skills "By expanding the strategies used in the classroom and specifically by expanding the use of visual supports in literacy instruction, teachers are sure to reach a wider range of learners and to give every student opportunities to hone their skills as listeners, speakers, writers, and readers." Helping our students gain visualization skills is an important way to foster greater comprehension when reading. It allows students the ability to become more engaged in their reading and use their imagery to draw conclusions, create interpretations of the text, and recall details and elements from the text (Keene Zimmerman, 1997). http://pas.discoveryeducation.com/pas7/schools/resources.php?debug=0 Our kids would prefer to watch movies In reality, kids need to learn how to use text to find information and learn new things. Conclusion: We need to
find what their interests are
in movies, and find books that
correlate. 1st Graders at Cook “Movies provide a wonderful opportunity for students to gain background understanding to intermingle with their own visualization about a story or concept. When reading a text, the addition of a movie can help students connect to new information they may have not had background in and adapt their new thoughts, images, and feelings to the text at hand” (Gambrell Jawitz, 1993). Ways to teach Visualization: WRWR
Comic strip
Picture Books Conclusion:
BOTH Books and Movies can enhance students' comprehension.
ESPECIALLY, when they are used together.
When students are exposed to 2nd readings, comprehension will inevitably increase.


3rd Graders at New Vision
1st Graders at Petree
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