Event Title

Watching Your Way to Literacy: Using Film in the English Classroom

Graduation Year

2014

Location

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

11-4-2014 4:00 PM

End Date

11-4-2014 5:00 PM

Description

High school students who struggle with low literacy often face repeat failures in the English classroom. Teachers of low literacy students who have incorporated film when teaching texts have found that including both may increase motivation, interest, and literacy levels. In this qualitative self study of student teaching, I examined how to effectively include film when teaching texts in the English classroom. Based upon field notes and student exams, I found the use of film filled comprehension gaps and engaged students more deeply with the text. This self study lends support to prior research.

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Apr 11th, 4:00 PM Apr 11th, 5:00 PM

Watching Your Way to Literacy: Using Film in the English Classroom

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

High school students who struggle with low literacy often face repeat failures in the English classroom. Teachers of low literacy students who have incorporated film when teaching texts have found that including both may increase motivation, interest, and literacy levels. In this qualitative self study of student teaching, I examined how to effectively include film when teaching texts in the English classroom. Based upon field notes and student exams, I found the use of film filled comprehension gaps and engaged students more deeply with the text. This self study lends support to prior research.