RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Sun Dec 4, 2011 17:10

Rob Tierney did an interesting comp study with figures of characters, including one for the kid retelling the story. The kids would manipulate the characters and themselves (to show where they were viewing the scene or participating in it). Makes sense to me that figures or puppet characters would be supportive of young children's processing abstract info such as story elements...

  • Re: Reading Comprehension - Ashley Montgomery, Wed Nov 30 16:55
    I think I will continue using the manipulatives for the rest of the school year. It worked out really well, so I would like to try it with all of my students. I have a couple of boys who are really... more
    • puppets? - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 17:10
      • Re: puppets? - Ashley Montgomery, Tue Dec 6 14:55
        I think that puppets would be a really great idea to use for retell. We thought about using something like that but I didn't have any small puppets, I had no money to buy any, and just no time to... more
        • puppets - Amanda Solesbee, Wed Dec 7 23:34
          Puppets are a great idea!! I have used that in the past- I had a grade mom make them for me- or sometimes she pulled the kids and made them during class as a station while I did my small group... more
          • Re: puppets - whitney fisher, Mon Dec 12 14:19
            That's a great idea. I get so closed minded and I need to open up and be creative! I can see students love being able to act out scenes with the puppets. For older students, I have had them do... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011