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Reading-to-learn from subject-matter texts:  A digital storytelling circle approach

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Reading-to-learn from subject-matter texts: A digital storytelling circle approach

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Description

Digital storytelling circles (DSCs) are multimodal platforms aimed at improving students’ comprehension of subject matter texts. In a small group, students in a DSC engage in reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, using digital tools, and manipulating texts and instructional strategies. Roles are assigned to each group member as they use the tools provided by the multimodal platform to create a digital story. Most of the literature supports the notion that the experience of creating digital stories can have a positive impact on students’ acquisition of literacy skills and their motivation to engage with the text. This chapter presents a model for using DSCs in the post-reading phase of a Directed Reading Activity (DRA). Case study findings highlight two DSCs that exhibited qualities of developing the literacy strategies necessary in reading-to-learn with complex content area texts.

Format

Book Chapter

Book Title

Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings: Student Perception and Experience

ISBN

9781466659827

Publication Date

4-30-2014

Publisher

IGI Global

City

Hershey, PA

First Page

219

Last Page

242

Keywords

Digital Storytelling Circle, education, writing, K-12 education, Directed Reading Activity

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Education

Additional Information

Editors: Rebecca S. Anderson and Clif Mims