Studies Find Students Learn More by ‘Acting Out’ Text

 -Everyone knows that act outs help students learn words, but how often do we use acting in math classes?

“While most readers might think of curling up in a quiet place with a good book, a new series of studies suggests young students may comprehend more if they take a more active approach to reading.  A series of experimentsRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader by researchers at Arizona State University in Tempe and the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that students can understand and infer more by physically acting out text—either in real life or virtually—than by reading alone.”

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