Presentation on theme: "Using Storytelling to Improve Reading and Listening Comprehension Dr. Latricia Trites Academic Advisor Fulbright Yilan Project 2008-2009."— Presentation transcript:
Using Storytelling to Improve Reading and Listening Comprehension Dr. Latricia Trites Academic Advisor Fulbright Yilan Project 2008-2009
Discussion Questions What is the role of storytelling for children acquiring their first language? Do you think that older children, teens, and adults learning a second/foreign language can benefit from storytelling? Why/Why not? List some ways that storytelling can be used in second/foreign language settings. (From: Richard-Amato, P., (2003). Making it happen: From interactive to participatory language teaching (3 rd ed.). White Plains, NY: Pearson Education.)
Storytelling in Your Classroom How do you incorporate stories in your classroom? Why do you incorporate stories?
Benefits of Storytelling According to Carmody (http://www.thestoryteller.ca/index.html), benefits of storytelling include the following: Listening to stories as they are told by another: develops listening skills increases concentration develops vocabulary develops a sense of story motivates students to read Learning to tell stories to others: improves oral language skills improves story writing develops the students’ understanding of plot and sequence encourages reading and critical thinking skills
Storytelling Activities Story Experience The Narrative Approach Sound Effects Story Act-Out Bilingual Storytelling What’s the Title? Spinning Stories Group Story Silly Stories Ghost Stories by Candlelight Finish the Story Oral History Story Interpretation Story Writing Change the story Picture Story Jigsaw Story My Story Oral Reading Psycho Story Rumor Shuffled Comics Story Hour Strip Story Tell a Story
Sample Lessons Magazine Marvels Basket Stories Story Box Chain Stories (all sample lessons provided from http://www.uoregon.edu/~leslieob/pizzaz.html) http://www.uoregon.edu/~leslieob/pizzaz.html
Links, References, and Resources http://www.storyarts.org/lessonplans/lessonideas/ http://www.storyconnection.net/?content=games http://www.proteacher.com/070163.shtml http://www.thestoryteller.ca/index.html http://www.uoregon.edu/~leslieob/pizzaz.html http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/EnglishP /story/http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/EnglishP /story/ Richard-Amato, P., (2003). Making it happen: From interactive to participatory language teaching (3 rd ed.). White Plains, NY: Pearson Education.