A multimedia makerspace for language development and ELA knowledge building
Leveling the Field
Film allows students who struggle with paper/pen-based reading and writing to access information more readily and communicate ideas in a sequenced manner.
Students who lack confidence in sharing ideas with the class can rehearse, record, and re-record their ideas, so bolstering their confidence.
English Language Learners in particular benefit in developing context through film, as their comprehension is aided by imagery and visual sentence frames and their pronunciation by aural guides.
“Knowledge is the very medium of understanding while the words and wordings of a text are the tools that enable the reader to construct the understanding intended by the author.”