Want to help your kids increase their reading fluency by watching movies?!? Turn on that Closed Captioning. Whenever you see a CC by a movie title it means that Closed Captioning is available in Windows Media Player. To turn on your Closed Captioning you must go to the hot link titled "Show Media Controls" when you are looking at the table of contents of that movie. Click the box that reads "Enable Closed Captioning."
To download the closed captioning, you must download 2 different files. First, download the video as you normally would do. Second, double click on the CC located to the right of the video and follow the steps to download.
After the downloads are complete, you only need to play the .asf file (the one with the Windows Media Player Icon). If the Closed Captioning does not play, make sure that your captions are turned on by going to the Windows Media Player tool bar and clicking on "Play"… "Captions and Subtitles" … "On if available" and then start your movie over again.
MAC USERS: Your terrific Manager of Implementation, Craig Halper, just shared with me how to enable closed captioning with MAC. See attached Document. THANKS CRAIG!!!!
Thanks to DEN TX Manager Michelle Weeks, I learned how to show closed captioning full screen.
To learn more check out these links or visit Michelle’s blog Thanks Michelle!!!
You can also turn the Closed Captioning into a Language Arts lesson, by pausing the movie and having the students point out the subjects, verbs, vocabulary, etc. Go a step further by clicking on the black line masters, teacher guides, and correlations… often times you can find the script to the movie.