Enacted Reading Comprehension: Using Bodily Movement to Aid the Comprehension of Abstract Text Content

@article{Kaschak2017EnactedRC,
  title={Enacted Reading Comprehension: Using Bodily Movement to Aid the Comprehension of Abstract Text Content},
  author={M. Kaschak and C. Connor and Jennifer Dombek},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2017},
  volume={12}
}
  • M. Kaschak, C. Connor, Jennifer Dombek
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • We report a design study that assessed the feasibility of Enacted Reading Comprehension (ERC), an intervention designed to teach 3rd and 4th grade students (n = 40 and 25, respectively) to use gestures to understand an increasingly abstract set of texts. Students were taught to use gestures to understand the idea of “opposing forces” in a concrete setting–the forces at play as tectonic plates move past each other–and then taught to use the gestures to understand opposing forces in more abstract… CONTINUE READING
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