Activity and Imagined Activity Can Enhance Young Children's Reading Comprehension.

@article{Glenberg2004ActivityAI,
  title={Activity and Imagined Activity Can Enhance Young Children's Reading Comprehension.},
  author={Arthur M. Glenberg and Tiana Gutierrez and Joel R. Levin and Sandra J. Japuntich and Michael P. Kaschak},
  journal={Journal of Educational Psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={96},
  pages={424-436}
}
The Indexical Hypothesis suggests a new method for enhancing children’s reading comprehension. Young readers may not consistently “index,” or map, words to the objects the words represent. Consequently, these readers fail to derive much meaning from the text. The instructional method involves manipulating toy objects referred to in the text (e.g., a barn, a tractor, a horse, in a text about a farm) to simulate the actions described in the text. Correctly manipulating the objects forces indexing… Expand

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