Multimodal Teaching — A Reading to My Class: “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom”

 

 

 

Good afternoon and happy Saturday! =D Above is an audio of me reading the book “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” to my amazing students. In this audio, you will hear how I use multimodal teaching (which is super important when recording for the edTPA) while reading to my students. This reading is multimodal because the students use their eyes, ears, voices, and bodies to participate in the story. They use their voices to say “Boom Boom” after every time I say “Chicka Chicka.” They use their bodies a few times during this reading: I ask them to stand up, jump, and stomp to demonstrate the power of the “Boom Boom” that causes the coconut tree fall down; I ask them to pretend to dust their pants; and I ask them to pretend to be out of breath. This way of teaching is effective as it offers students a variety of ways to interact and participate with the story as well as provides the differentiation needed for diverse learners. =D