TPRS Workshop Presentation 2013

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TPRS Workshop Presentation 2013

  1. 1. BetsyTechman etechman@tvsd.org Summer 2013 ©Techman 2013
  2. 2. What do you already know that I don’t need to teach you?
  3. 3. TPRS,Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling is a foreign language teaching methodology based on providing ample comprehensible input, personalizing lessons to make them student-centered and teaching for mastery.
  4. 4. Internalization / Language acquisition Signs/ASL Connections Visualizations
  5. 5. la muchacha el gato tiene agarra el piso es bueno el muchacho es grande es pequeño tira llora está contento está triste escapa es malo le da
  6. 6. Novel use PQA PMS
  7. 7.  Novel use- use the words in new ways, commands, etc.  PQA- personalized questions and answers PMS- personal mini-situations
  8. 8. Personalize everything “Teach to the eyes”/“Feed the hungry”/”Check your barometer student” Set the stage for drama Use 3 locations to set your story in motion Create a false reality Exaggerate voice inflection Use props/actors
  9. 9. Make it BIZARRE EXAGERRATEDAND PERSONALIZED Coach use of Rejoinders/How to receive a story - Are you serious? - No way? - How lucky!
  10. 10. Start out in the present tense but do not limit yourself to the present tense. That is unnatural. Always answer when students question the patterns- ”pop-up grammar” Think of the vocabulary of a four or five year old. Their grammar has not been sheltered. Their vocabulary is kept to an appropriate level.
  11. 11. Establish the content of the story. Superstars retell to the class or all retell in partners to each other. BUTTHERE IS MORETO EVERY STORY !!! I WANTTO KNOW MORE !!
  12. 12.  Ask repetitive questions.  Do not ask question in order.  Keep recycling vocabulary with novel questions.  Follow the story asking guidelines.  Keep them engaged.  Create a movie in their mind. Can they see? Ask them “Can you see it?”  The answers do not need to be logical.  Repetition is at the heart of storytelling.
  13. 13. YES/NO EITHER/OR OPEN ENDED
  14. 14.  How old is the girl?  Does she live in a house?  Where is her house?  Where did she get that cat?  What is the cat’s name?  Why is the boy so bad?  Where did the cat go?  Why did Monica give away her cat?  Is it really a good cat or a bad cat?
  15. 15.  Retell the story with the details.  Timed writings (8 minutes 100 words- grade on volume/flow)  Writing exercises- answer the questions  Translation exercises  Teach someone at home the story  Illustrate the story cartoon style  Podcast the story/Act out the story
  16. 16.  Establish meaning of vocabulary/grammar  Add content  Personalize and keep them interested (BEP)  Ask the details  Point out the grammar  Assess- check for grammar as needed You say: “This is what I would like to see/hear as you retell today”
  17. 17. Every story has: A title Characters A setting A problem A solution
  18. 18. © Clarcq, Whaley 2012
  19. 19. © Clarcq, Whaley 2012
  20. 20.  ALMA  Oktapodi
  21. 21.  Wildebeest
  22. 22.  The Beauty of a Second See film-english for lesson plans.
  23. 23.  Youtube  http://filminute.com  http://film-english.com/
  24. 24.  Grading with colors (understanding mastery as the goal)  Club 100 (reading)  Old fashioned dictation (listening)
  25. 25.  100 words in target language – recognition  Later, 90 in target, 10 in English  Students create rubric “What is excellent?” 90-100 =Yellow 70-80 = Orange 80-90 = Pink below 70 - Green
  26. 26.  Read inTarget Language  Students write what they hear  Students confirm meaning with translation  Native speakers/Class visitors read  Bonus offered upon request (always !)  Grade with colors (excellent, good, etc.)
  27. 27.  Padlet (brainstorming)  Educreations  Googlevoice  Celly  Weebly (porfolios)  Storybird  Prezi  Textivate  Voicethread
  28. 28.  Weebly  Wix Example journal entry -
  29. 29.  Carol Gaab  Kristy Placido  CarrieToth  Blaine Ray  Mira Canion
  30. 30.  http://www.senorwooly.com/  http://www.senorjordan.com/  http://zachary-jones.com/  http://teachforjune.com/  http://daveburgess.com/
  31. 31.  High level text-based discussions  Focus on the process not only content  Create assignments for real audiences with a real purpose  Teach argument, not persuasion  IncreaseText Complexity
  32. 32.  Email: etechman@tvsd.org  Twitter:  http://www.tvsd.org/sites/hsfaculty/techman/ Pages/default.aspx  Slideshare
  33. 33. Google: Blaine Ray Jason Fritze Todd McKay Susan Gross Ben Slavic
  34. 34. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/moretprs/ Check out: www.embeddedreading.com Simplify, Scaffold, Succeed!! (L. Clarcq) FindTPRS people onTwitter, Facebook, they and many others are there to help and share ideas.

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