References: Gestures

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Cook, S. W., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2006). The role of gesture in learning: Do children use their hands to change their minds?. Journal of Cognition and Development, 7(2), 211-232.

Hostetter, A. B., Bieda, K., Alibali, A. W., Nathan, M. J., & Knuth, E. J. (2006). Don't just tell them, show them! Teachers can intentionally alter their instructional gestures. In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.) Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1523-1528). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Kaschak, M. P., Connor, C. M., & Dombek, J. L. (2017). Enacted reading comprehension: Using bodily movement to aid the comprehension of abstract text content. PloS one, 12(1), e0169711.

Roth, W. M. (2007). Making use of gestures: the leading edge in literacy development. In W. Saul, W. (Ed.). Communicating science: Examining the discourse (pp. 48-70). Newark, DE/Arlington, VA: International Reading Association & National Science Teachers Association.

Roth, W. M., & Welzel, M. (2001). From activity to gestures and scientific language. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 38, 103-136.

Willis, J. (2006). Research-based strategies to ignite student learning. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Wilson, A. A., Boatright, M. D., & Landon-Hays, M. (2014). Middle school teachers' discipline-specific use of gestures and implications for disciplinary literacy instruction. Journal of Literacy Research, 46(2), 234-262.