Family & Food!
As we celebrate family & food today, We Are Here Lit! recommends the new title Soul Food Sunday, by author Winsome Bingham, and illustrator C. G. Esperanza, as a book AND the streaming video.
This story celebrates the Black tradition and culture of Soul Food Sunday. One of the young grandchildren helps Granny prepare the meal. This story feels like home.
Benefits of using streaming read-alouds, in moderation, include:
-Enhanced “comprehension and retention of information”
-Support for “multi-modal” learning.
-Appeals to multiple learning preferences.
-Helps students to understand complex information.
-Develops digital literacies.
The read-aloud captions helps:
-For students who are learning English, captioned media can help improve vocabulary acquisition, listening comprehension, and word recognition and decoding skills
-For students who are struggling readers, seeing and hearing unfamiliar words can help improve their understanding of the material and important vocabulary words
-Can be motivating for your students.
Several studies (e.g., Bowe & Kaufman, 2001; Evmenova, 2008; Linebarger, 2001; Rickelman, Henk, & Layton, 1991) indicate that captioning and subtitles can help strengthen the following reading skills of students with learning disabilities, ELLs, and struggling or beginning readers:
-Reading speed and fluency
-Oral reading rates
Source: Reading Rockets
Pick up a print copy at your local bookstore or library. And check out the streaming video of the book through library
e-book services like Overdirve.
Ask your local librarian if you have access!
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