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Using Picture Stories

  1. 3. P I C T U R E S T O R I E S IN THE CLASSROOM <ul><li>LILIAN CECILIA ZAMBRANO </li></ul><ul><li>EDGAR ALIRIO INSUASTY </li></ul><ul><li>UNIVERSIDAD DE CALDAS-UNIVERSIDADSURCOLOMBIANA </li></ul><ul><li>LANGUAGE LEARNING RESOURCES </li></ul>
  2. 4. OUTLINE <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages and disadvantages of using picture stories </li></ul><ul><li>3. Finding picture stories </li></ul><ul><li>4. What to do with a picture story </li></ul><ul><li>5. Practical tasks to use picture stories in different teaching settings </li></ul><ul><li>6. Conclusions </li></ul>
  3. 5. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>“ A PICTURE SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS” </li></ul>
  4. 12. ADVANTAGES OF USING PICTURE STORIES <ul><li>They are enjoyable </li></ul><ul><li>They are discourse-based </li></ul><ul><li>They are challenging </li></ul><ul><li>They trigger learners’ imagination and creativity </li></ul><ul><li>They provide opportunities for skill integration </li></ul><ul><li>They are a key resource </li></ul><ul><li>They appeal not only to visual but also kinesthetic learners </li></ul><ul><li>They are not based on level </li></ul><ul><li>They add pace to the class </li></ul>
  5. 13. CAVEATS OF USING PICTURE STORIES <ul><li>The limited use teachers may make of picture stories by only focusing on narrative speaking or writing </li></ul><ul><li>On their own, pictures are a limited source of textual input. </li></ul>
  6. 14. FINDING PICTURE STORIES <ul><li>Digital photos </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines and newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Pocket pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial sets </li></ul><ul><li>English textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Learners </li></ul>
  7. 15. <ul><li>What to do with picture stories ? </li></ul>
  8. 16. Telling stories out loud to others
  9. 17. Making notes and reacting to the story
  10. 18. Speculating and predicting the outcome
  11. 19. Re-arraging the picture sequence
  12. 20. Re-creating the pictures
  13. 21. Using pictures as prompts for presentations about any subject
  14. 22. Acting out the picture story
  15. 23. PRACTICAL TASKS TO USE PICTURE STORIES
  16. 24. 1. PICTURE STORIES FOR CHILDREN <ul><li>“ THE FARMER AND THE BEET ” </li></ul>
  17. 25. <ul><li>PICTURE STORIES FOR INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS </li></ul><ul><li>“ A SPY STORY ” </li></ul>
  18. 26. 3. PICTURE STORIES FOR ADVANCED LEARNERS <ul><li>3.1. BETTY LOU </li></ul><ul><li>3.2. THE BOY ON THE CHAIR </li></ul><ul><li>3.3. MIDNIGHT </li></ul><ul><li>3.4. THE BABY SITTER </li></ul><ul><li>3.5. LOOKING IN, LOOKING OUT </li></ul>
  19. 27. BETTY LOU
  20. 28. THE BOY ON THE CHAIR
  21. 29. THE BABY SITTER
  22. 30. LOOKING IN, LOOKING OUT
  23. 31. MIDNIGHT
  24. 32. CONCLUSIONS
  25. 36. REFERENCES <ul><li>Goodman, Jennifer. 2008. Picture stories in the Communicative classroom. http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/resources/picture_story.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Mumford, Simon. 2008. Fun with pictures for ELT. http://brasyl.co.uk/e-esh/members/teachers/pdf/tc_art_funwithpictures.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Yorkey, Richard. 1979. Springboards: Interacting in English. Addison-Wesley Publishing House </li></ul>

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