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Captioning helps reading comprehension

Captioning helps reading comprehension

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How many of you actively use the Closed-Caption feature or the available subtitling on DVD and television? There are several major studies that demonstrate that subtitling in media can significantly impact the literacy rates of an entire nation. And there are significant resources available on the web for working with subtitled text. There are transcripts for every movie -- http://www.william-shakespeare.info/script-text-henry-v.htm http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/h/henry-v-script-transcript-b... and librettos for every musical -- http://www.angelfire.com/ms/shows/LesMizScript.html and lyrics to just about any song -- http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/bob+dylan/the+times+they+are+a+changin_2002... and there is a great tool for adding subtitling and audio to PowerPoint - or for adding subtitling and PPT to video -- Karafun -- and it is Free! Take a look at these student made projects: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eem6EApCQlk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPU9oV4PhFA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyRNmJ746ic and these are just barely begginner level students. Check out http://www.planetread.org/index.php or my site: www.sls4reading.com

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Kathy Hoover
High school special education English and reading teacher in Whittier CA

One of the reasons this technique works is because it has the visual to go with the words. One of the keys to reading comprehension is for the student to be able to visualize or make the moving in their heads. without the pictures they have trouble making the connection to the words. There is much research to support this. They also need to be able to visualize the letters in words to be good spellers.

eileen's picture

yes the classmate by humanware does that with audio books you can hear and read the words together and even have the words high lighted.

eileen's picture

yes the classmate by humanware does that with audio books you can hear and read the words together and even have the words high lighted.

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