Lights, Cameras, Pencils! Using Descriptive Video to Enhance Writing
The authors (Helen Hoffner, Eileen Baker, and Kathleen Benson Quinn) relate how described television programming can enhance reading and writing ability as well as provide a motivating educational stimulus in today's entertainment culture. Vocabulary, concept development, background knowledge, language precision, and descriptive writing are just some of the ways descriptive video can be used to enhance classroom instruction. From the Reading Teacher magazine, 2008.