Physically acting out a text or enacting major themes from texts enhances reading comprehension, particularly as texts become more complex. As learners progress into disciplinary specific texts, it can be helpful to create role play activities where they must comprehend, recall, and carefully reflect on how to represent the characters, concepts, and events from a text.
Starting at 16:07, watch how these teachers introduce theatre and acting activities around Shakespeare. Through role play and physicalization of Emotions along with the text, students learn to read between the lines to understand the emotional arcs and dramatic techniques used in the play.
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Learn how Mindshow, a virtual reality program, provides a way to create and share animated movies. The program supplies various characters, backgrounds, and props to choose from before players use their own physical movements and facial expressions to animate the scene.
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