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Category: Stories

Drawing

Home Our Story Our Mission Contact Us Our Projects Great Story Reading Project Project Refugees Welcome Professional Learning Our Resources Demonstration Videos Classroom Resources Classroom Resources Drawing  Story Listening is about the story, the drawings are a tool to make it comprehensible.  Your drawings should be quick and recognizable, but they do not need to …

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How to aid comprehension

Home Our Story Our Mission Contact Us Our Projects Great Story Reading Project Project Refugees Welcome Professional Learning Our Resources Demonstration Videos Classroom Resources Classroom Resources How to aid comprehension Excerpts from p. 63-78 of Stephen Krashen’s Principles and Practice, 1982. Full text:  http://www.sdkrashen.com/content/books/principles_and_practice.pdf   1. OPTIMAL INPUT IS COMPREHENSIBLE How to aid comprehension If we …

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What is the Toolkit?

Home Our Story Our Mission Contact Us Our Projects Great Story Reading Project Project Refugees Welcome Professional Learning Our Resources Demonstration Videos Classroom Resources Classroom Resources The Toolkit The Toolkit lists ways to target structures to make messages comprehensible.  Beginning learners need more support from the Toolkit and advanced learners need less.   If used appropriately, the Toolkit “generally results …

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Synonyms, Antonyms, and Asides

Home Our Story Our Mission Contact Us Our Projects Great Story Reading Project Project Refugees Welcome Professional Learning Our Resources Demonstration Videos Classroom Resources Classroom Resources Synonyms, Antonyms, and Asides Synonyms, antonyms, and asides build on words students already know to introduce new, rich and unfamiliar words.  Use terms close together: an unfamiliar word or …

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Handouts and Other Resources

Home Our Story Our Mission Contact Us Our Projects Great Story Reading Project Project Refugees Welcome Professional Learning Our Resources Demonstration Videos Classroom Resources Classroom Resources Handouts Find all the resources to get started using stories in your classroom: handouts, rubrics, and planning templates.  All materials are freely available for classroom use. Commerical use prohibited. …

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2. What stories do I tell?

Home Our Story Our Mission Contact Us Our Projects Great Story Reading Project Project Refugees Welcome Professional Learning Our Resources Demonstration Videos Classroom Resources Classroom Resources What stories do I tell? Excerpt from Self-Selected Pleasure Reading and Story Listeningfor Foreign Language Classrooms by Beniko Mason, 2014. Full text here.     Stories can come from fairy tales and …

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1. What is Story Listening?

Home Our Story Our Mission Contact Us Our Projects Great Story Reading Project Project Refugees Welcome Professional Learning Our Resources Demonstration Videos Classroom Resources Classroom Resources Story Listening Excerpt from Self-Selected Pleasure Reading and Story Listeningfor Foreign Language Classrooms by Beniko Mason, 2014. Full text here.     The most natural way to do listening activities in a …

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3. How do I tell a story?

Home Our Story Our Mission Contact Us Our Projects Great Story Reading Project Project Refugees Welcome Professional Learning Our Resources Demonstration Videos Classroom Resources Classroom Resources How do I tell a story? Excerpt from Self-Selected Pleasure Reading and Story Listeningfor Foreign Language Classrooms by Beniko Mason, 2014. Full text here.     Preparation for story-listening class: 1) The …

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