In this article we'll be cover using Kami for English Language Arts and which specific tools to make ELA classes more engaging.
These are some ideas to help you integrate the Kami tools into your lessons.
Defining Tricky Words
The Dictionary Tool allows your student to quickly query the definition of a word without having to leave the document. Perfect for reading exercises to improve comprehension of the text and expand students vocabulary!
The Mark-up and Comment tools are perfect for close-reading reading. Use highlights to draw attention to key ideas in the text and use Text comments to elaborate on these annotations with explanation and analysis. Students can also use Voice-typing or Voice comment to either transcribe or record a short comment to catch a quickly thought and have it saved for later review (see the above link to the Comment tools for more on that).
Reading Documents Aloud
The Text-To-Speech tool is a handy tool for reading particularly dense or antiquated passages of text. It's also been shown that absorbing information from multiple sources (i.e combining reading and listening), greatly improves engagement with the source material and improves the chances of retaining that information.
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Hopefully this has given you some food for thought about incorporating Kami into your English Language Arts lessons.
If you have any questions on integrating Kami, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're happy to work with you to find what might make sense for you and your classes.