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Reading Stories in the English Class

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Stories For Children

  1. 1. STORYTELLING and STORYREADING <ul><li>Guidelines for the English class </li></ul><ul><li>Claudia Alvarez </li></ul>
  2. 2. STORIES FOR CHILDREN
  3. 3. REASONS FOR STUDENTS´LACK OF INTEREST <ul><li>Films </li></ul><ul><li>T.V. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Games </li></ul><ul><li>C.D. Rom </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHY STORYTELLING? <ul><li>CONSTANT SOURCE OF LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE </li></ul><ul><li>MOTIVATION </li></ul><ul><li>MEANING (STUDENTS LISTEN WITH A PURPOSE) </li></ul><ul><li>FLUENCY (FOUR SKILLS) </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHY STORYTELLING? <ul><li>LANGUAGE AWARENESS </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION (SHARING AND COLLABORATING) </li></ul><ul><li>INEXPENSIVE </li></ul>
  6. 6. TELLING OR READING ALOUD?
  7. 7. READING ALOUD <ul><li>NO NEED TO MEMORIZE THE STORY </li></ul><ul><li>NO FEAR OF MISTAKES </li></ul>
  8. 8. READING ALOUD <ul><li>BOOKS GOOD SOURCE OF IDEAS </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENTS CAN BORROW THEM </li></ul><ul><li>PICTURES HELP UNDERSTAND </li></ul>
  9. 9. READING ALOUD <ul><li>DON´T READ TOO QUICKLY </li></ul><ul><li>DON´T FORGET ABOUT YOUR LISTENERS </li></ul>
  10. 10. TELLING <ul><li>STUDENTS FEEL IT´S SOMETHING PERSONAL (THE STORY IS YOURS) </li></ul><ul><li>REAL PURPOSE (COMMUNICATE IT!) </li></ul><ul><li>POWERFUL EFFECT </li></ul>
  11. 11. TELLING <ul><li>SEE KIDS´ REACTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>USE OF BODY LANGUAGE </li></ul><ul><li>USE OF A LEVEL OF LANGUAGE STS. KNOW </li></ul>
  12. 12. TELLING <ul><li>MUST LEARN THE STORY VERY WELL </li></ul><ul><li>THERE MAY BE MISTAKES IN YOUR ENGLISH </li></ul>
  13. 13. SELECTION OF STORIES
  14. 14. CHOOSE A STORY... <ul><li>WHICH YOU LIKE </li></ul><ul><li>TO ENGAGE CHILDREN </li></ul><ul><li>IS RIGHT FOR THAT GROUP </li></ul><ul><li>THAT OFFERS A RICH EXPERIENCE OF LANGUAGE </li></ul>
  15. 15. CHOOSE A STORY... <ul><li>DOES NOT CONTAIN LONG AND BORING DESCRIPTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>CAN BE CONNECTED WITH OTHER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES , TOPICS STUDENTS ARE WORKING WITH </li></ul><ul><li>YOU FEEL YOU CAN TELL OR READ WELL </li></ul>
  16. 16. FLUENCY IN THE FOUR SKILLS LISTENING SPEAKING READING WRITING
  17. 17. LISTENING AND READING FLUENCY <ul><li>WARN BEFOREHAND THAT THEY CAN´T UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOP ABILITIES TO SEARCH FOR MEANING, PREDICTING AND GUESSING </li></ul>
  18. 18. SPEAKING AND WRITING FLUENCY <ul><li>IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE RISK TAKING AND APPROXIMATION ARE ENCOURAGED, THERE IS A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TO HAVING A GO WITH THE LANGUAGE </li></ul>Andrew Right
  19. 19. SPEAKING AND WRITING FLUENCY <ul><li>TEACHERS SHOULD CONCENTRATE MORE ON ACHIEVEMENT THAN ON MISTAKES </li></ul><ul><li>ENCOURAGE RESPONSES THROUGH SPEAKING AND WRITING </li></ul>
  20. 20. CLASSIFICATION OF TEXTS JANET NORRIS
  21. 21. PICTURE BOOKS
  22. 22. ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
  23. 23. STORY BOOKS
  24. 24. CHAPTER BOOKS
  25. 25. HOW TO REMEMBER STORIES <ul><li>MENTAL RULES OR WEBS </li></ul><ul><li>WRITTEN SPIDER WEBS (STORY SKELETONS) </li></ul>
  26. 26. HOW TO REMEMBER STORIES <ul><li>SEE THE STORY AS A FILM IN YOUR IMAGINATION </li></ul><ul><li>REMEMBER THE PERSONALITIES OF THE CHARACTERS (THIS WILL REMIND YOU OF THE STORY) </li></ul>
  27. 27. STORY TELLING TIME
  28. 28. STORY TELLING TIME <ul><li>CREATE A MAGIC ATMOSPHERE (KIDS SHOULD SIT ON THE FLOOR) </li></ul><ul><li>CHANGE SEATING ARRANGEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>STORY BAG (STUDENTS GET STORY-MINDED) </li></ul>
  29. 29. STORY TELLING TIME <ul><li>BACKGROUND MUSIC </li></ul><ul><li>MIGHT SHOW A PICTURE AS AN INTRODUCTION </li></ul>
  30. 30. STORY TELLING TIME <ul><li>START WHEN EVERYBODY IS PAYING ATTENTION </li></ul><ul><li>KEEP PACE AND PAUSE AND STEADY BREATHING </li></ul><ul><li>RESORT TO FLASHBACKS WHENEVER POSSIBILE </li></ul><ul><li>USE KEY MOMENTS (MAKE SOME WORDS MORE IMPORTANT ) </li></ul>
  31. 31. STORY TELLING TIME <ul><li>INVOLVE CHILDREN (THEY SHOULD FEEL PART OF THE STORY) </li></ul><ul><li>LOOK AT YOUR AUDIENCE (GIVE THEM TIME TO DIGEST THE STORY) </li></ul><ul><li>CHILDREN SHOULD BE PARTICIPANTS!!! </li></ul>
  32. 32. A CHECKLIST FOR THE CRAFT OF YOUR STORY TELLING <ul><li>QUESTION YES NO </li></ul><ul><li>Were the children engaged? </li></ul><ul><li>Did they understand enough to enjoy it? </li></ul><ul><li>Did they all hear me? </li></ul>
  33. 33. A CHECKLIST FOR THE CRAFT OF YOUR STORY TELLING <ul><li>QUESTION YES NO </li></ul><ul><li>Did I put all my energy into it? </li></ul><ul><li>Did I use enough variety of voice? </li></ul><ul><li>Did I use my body enough? </li></ul><ul><li>Did I look up and involve them enough? </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>--------------------------------------- </li></ul>
  34. 34. BOOK REPORT
  35. 36. CERTIFICATE
  36. 38. READING AWARD
  37. 40. CROSSWORD PUZZLE
  38. 41. SAMPLE
  39. 42. HOME READING DIARY
  40. 45. READING TASK: CAVE BOY
  41. 47. READING TASK
  42. 50. Wake up baby!
  43. 54. THE END

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