PEER Workshop Using Stories

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The presentation used by Charles Cornelius at the PEER Workshop 2013 on the topic of using stories to support English language learning.

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PEER Workshop Using Stories

  1. 1. Teaching English Through Stories Charles Cornelius
  2. 2. Ask someone your question. Get an answer! Swap questions. Find a new person. Ask him/her your new question.
  3. 3. In groups, look at each statement. Do you agree with the statement? Explain why or why not.
  4. 4. In groups, match the benefits with the explanations.
  5. 5. In groups, create some activities using these resources.
  6. 6. • What do you think the story is about? • Present your ideas to the rest of the class.
  7. 7. • 5. Order the story: Hand out picture cards (without the final two cards) to small • groups and ask them to put the story in order. Then hand out text cards, and ask • them to match the text with the pictures. The first group to finish is the winner.
  8. 8. • 6. Create the story ending: In small groups, students predict how the story will • end and draw more pictures on blank picture cards and matching text to illustrate • the continuation of the story. Students present their ideas to the class- who has the • funniest ending?
  9. 9. • 7. Video: Show the whole video of the story on LearnEnglish Kids. Elicit which • groups’ predictions were closest to the real story ending.
  10. 10. • - Design your own desert island • - Give directions for a partner to find water / shelter / food on a desert island • - Decide what to take to a desert island • - Act out the story in small groups • - Create a comic strip of the story • - Make a substitution story using different animals / island features etc.
  11. 11. • † Additional activities • - Trainees work together to recreate the demo lesson procedure • - Trainees write their own lesson procedure for a different story. • - Trainees practise using materials for this story in a peer teaching practice.

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