Why Podcasts Like 'Serial' Are Helping English Teachers Encourage Literacy

www.theatlantic.com

Podcasts are way popular right now, and I'm a big fan. (I subscribe to about 30.) This article, by high school English teacher Michael Godsey, points out that having students listen to a podcast while reading its transcript (aka "same-language subtitling") increases immersive reading and enhances comprehension. I gotta say, this is intriguing, and I'll be encouraging my colleagues to try podcasts out with their students.

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