Presentation on theme: "Creating and Using Stories. Plan for Today Introducing myself Man in a hole Why use stories Island Story Using an existing story – Roald Dahls red riding."— Presentation transcript:
Why use stories? Some people use more brain cells if they can be creative. What better ways are there of developing fluency? Story making and story telling are a natural way of using language for real purposes. Are there better ways of revising and re-using language? And what better way of integrating the four skills? What better way of linking work in the classroom with the outside world? http://andrewarticlesandstories.wordpress.com/articles/making -stories/ http://andrewarticlesandstories.wordpress.com/articles/making -stories/
Which language level? Any level…you make something with what you have got. Isnt confidence to have a go the basis of fluency? Beginners benefit by experiencing their modest range of language being used to create something new. Advanced learners benefit through the opportunity to refine nuances of ideas and hone their language skills.
Retelling I found a small dragon in the garden. I think it came from the middle of a dark forest. It was wet and green and there were leaves on its back. I gave it many things but it didnt eat them. It made a nest by the back door but it wasnt happy and it was silent. I didnt know what to do. I asked my mum and dad but they didnt know what to do. They didnt come to see it! Then I took it back to the forest and I said, Go on! Go home! And it walked into the forest and disappeared.
The Ants and the Grasshopper The Ants and the Grasshopper An Aesop fable re-told by Andrew Wright One day, in the winter, some ants brushed the snow out of their pantry. A grasshopper came and said, Oh, please give me some or your corn! I am very hungry! The ants stopped work for just one moment (usually ants never stop working) and said, Excuse us! But what were you doing last summer? Why didnt you collect food for the winter? The grasshopper said, I was very busy in the summer. I was singing! The ants replied, Well, you sang in the summer. Now you can dance in the winter! http://andrewarticlesandstories.wordpress.com/stories/the-ants-and-the- grasshopper/