Changing Our Students' Perception about Reading
           Neva Cramer, Louisiana State University, LA
           Evan Ortlieb, Valdosta State University, GA
           Earl Cheek, Jr., Louisiana State University, LA
Literacy as a performing art refers to the ability of representing and interpreting 
text, the transforming of thought to oral interpretation. To the dismay of many 
teachers, students merely apply specific literacy techniques rather than use their 
imagination to enact text and thus, reading is becoming a lost art. Yet, it is the 
use of elocution that transforms reading into an aesthetic experience that promotes 
personal engagement and encourages students to become part of the story, creating a 
learning atmosphere where comprehension is natural and relevant.

Academic Exchange Quarterly   Spring 2008: Volume 12, Issue 1  
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