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Storytelling tools for ESL students #1 Storybird

Storytelling tools for ESL students #1 Storybird | TELT | Scoop.it
I believe storytelling is a very powerful teaching resource for young learners. They feel comfortable with it, and when they read or listen to a story they stop caring about “understanding every single word" of it.
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Examples of classroom practice with teenagers using Storybird after reading activities.

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Kevin Coleman's comment, December 15, 2012 2:58 PM
Not to mention, makes learning downright more enjoyable!
Susan's curator insight, March 20, 2013 12:46 AM

I have used Storytelling with 15-year olds!  They also loved it.  If you get your students to write their stories directed towards young children, it helps them to use simple vocabulary and structures which is great writing practice for them.  Afterwards they can share them on a wiki/blog/moodle site.  Very rich! I'm attaching two examples of my students' stories.

http://storybird.com/books/the-spiky-cactus-wants-friends/?token=hugkz23zd6

http://storybird.com/books/rabbits-christmas-7/

 

Annarita Bergianti's curator insight, April 21, 2013 11:04 AM

#giovanna g.: da twitter #Scuola2.0...... lo strumento è proprio utile, specie nelle difficoltà di apprendimento alla lettura.

 

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Teaching literature to teens – “Unpacking” C.S. Lewis

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Valentina Morgana teaches English in a Milan upper secondary school and blogs about EFL and technology.
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This post describes an initial lesson on C S Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" with 12 year-old A1-A2 learners.

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