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How to Use Puppets to Promote Reading

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How to Use Puppets to Promote Reading

  1. 1. How to Use Puppets to Promote Reading<br />By Gina Giordano<br />
  2. 2. First of all, what are the benefits of using puppets?<br /><ul><li>children remember the story or event when puppets are included </li></ul>Puppets are a fun medium for teaching different skills. The most commonly used form of teaching with puppets is using them with literature units. However, the versatility of puppets makes them useful when teaching manners, socialization, and other basic educational skills. Teaching with puppets requires creativity and quick thinking skills, but overall it requires the ability to engage in the story. <br />Puppets are a fun medium for teaching different skills. The most commonly used form of teaching with puppets is using them with literature units. However, the versatility of puppets makes them useful when teaching manners, socialization, and other basic educational skills. Teaching with puppets requires creativity and quick thinking skills, but overall it requires the ability to engage in the story. <br />Puppets are a fun medium for teaching different skills. The most commonly used form of teaching with puppets is using them with literature units. However, the versatility of puppets makes them useful when teaching manners, socialization, and other basic educational skills. Teaching with puppets requires creativity and quick thinking skills, but overall it requires the ability to engage in the story. <br />Puppets are a fun medium for teaching different skills. The most commonly used form of teaching with puppets is using them with literature units. However, the versatility of puppets makes them useful when teaching manners, socialization, and other basic educational skills. Teaching with puppets requires creativity and quick thinking skills, but overall it requires the ability to engage in the story. <br />
  3. 3. Why else would puppets be useful?<br />Puppets get children's attention and hold their interest <br />Children respond positively to puppets (in general, and particularly, shy children) <br />Puppets provide an outlet for children's creativity and self-expression <br />Children remember the story or event when puppets are included <br />Puppetry encourages language development and practice <br />Use Puppets to teach ESL Students<br />
  4. 4. What To do…<br /> Step 1: Choose a book to read to the class<br /> Step 2: Give a brief summary to the class<br /> Step 3: Introduce the puppets/characters of the story<br /> Step 4: Create voices for the puppets<br /> Step 5: Design puppet area<br /> Step 6: Read the book out loud while using puppets<br />
  5. 5. After the Story…<br />Place the students in groups (depending on characters in the story) <br />Assign characters from the story to the students<br />Show students how to make paper bag puppets<br />Facilitate while students make their designated puppets<br />Let students create their own voices for their characters<br /> <br />
  6. 6. Video Demonstration<br /><ul><li>Wolf Template
  7. 7. Pig Template</li></li></ul><li>What Types of Puppets should you use? <br />Young children 2 & up<br />Click on these….<br />Paper Bag Puppets<br />Finger Puppets<br />Hand Puppets<br />
  8. 8. Older children (10&up) <br />Click on these…<br />Shadow Puppets<br />Marionettes<br />Rod Puppets<br />Home Made Puppets<br />
  9. 9. How to make the puppet come alive<br />
  10. 10. Just to let you know, the following are deemed Ineffective!<br /><ul><li>Too little practice! Don’t rely on your improvisation skills-your students will know. Practice in front of a mirror. I know it’s cliché, but practice truly makes perfect!
  11. 11. Too many puppets out at once can seem overwhelming to students…plus, students may fight over them. </li></li></ul><li>The End<br />

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