Storytelling and story asking in spanish class – srta spanish gas tax in texas

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Are you interested in using stories and other comprehensible input methods in your language classroom? I’ve received a few questions on Instagram about how I do stories in my Spanish class. gas up There is a LOT to this, but I’m going to go ahead and try my best! There are two main ways we do stories: storytelling and story asking. Let’s start off with my understanding of the differences. I’m also learning about CI methods, so I’m a little fuzzy on some of the subtle nuances, but here we go!

Teacher : Class, there was a boy. ogasco abu dhabi What was the boy’s name? (Class gives suggestions. You can pick and choose from the suggestions, or you can put it to a vote. Sometimes there’s no need for a vote, someone will come up with a suggestion that is amazing and everyone loves it.) Okay class, the boy’s name is Jim. What does Jim look like? Is he tall? Short? Old? Young? (This is a great way to practice adjectives, and you can really develop ownership of the character!) Okay, class, Jim is tall, shy, and funny.

You can easily spend a whole class period developing a character as they describe them, and that’s great practice, especially if you’re *supposed* to cover adjectives! Let them choose the setting and different aspects of the conflict. ( Where is he? Why is he sad, class? He’s sad because he doesn’t have any beets? Jim wants beets? Why does Jim want beets? Oh, okay. Jim is in Pennsylvania and he’s sad because he wants beets to give to Dwight, but he doesn’t have any.)

When I first heard of this I was really worried. Every class has a different story? How on EARTH will I keep them straight? Well, first off, you won’t. gas vs electric oven cost Just accept that right now. And you don’t need to! You have like.. 30 some students (25 if you’re lucky, yea?) to remember details for you. electricity and magnetism study guide answers They’ll think you’re quizzing them when really the mental dialogue is more like, *What hour is this? Do we have a green one-eyed monster or a purple nineteen armed monster? Arianna Spears? What did the blue unicorn want?* That’s okay! Students get more input, and everyone gets a refresh on the story from yesterday. Another bonus to recycling stories like this from day to day is that students who were absent get caught up on what they missed. Story Telling in Spanish Class

Story Telling is just what it sounds like. You tell the students a story! There’s no asking for details involved. hp gas online booking phone number You have written (or found) a story to use ahead of time and tell it to the students. This is a lot faster because there’s no deciding the details, but in my experience, there’s less buy-in and engagement due to less personalization and ownership. For me, the engagement really needs to come in during personalized questions and answers (PQA). ideal gas definition chemistry Make comparisons with students in class and connect with them.

Seriously. You wouldn’t think chatting about school supplies would be interesting but chat about pencils, pens, and notebooks and pretty soon they’re dying to find their notebook to show everyone. (Friendly reminder that I teach high school students.) You can do this with anything! The character has a pet? Who else has a pet? What kind? Describe the pet. Okay, who doesn’t have a pet, but wants a pet? Who has a pet, but doesn’t want it? Make the story about them and they’ll love it. Which Do You Use, and Why?

Just like anything, there’s a time and a place for each tool. electricity for beginners pdf Sometimes your classroom needs the engagement and “hook” from story asking. Some days, energy is really low and they would prefer to just have you tell the story. You can also try out Story Listening (they literally just listen to you tell the story!) and Story Drawing (I bet you can guess that one). Each of these strategies has subtle differences that are a nice way to change up the routine but don’t involve a ton of extra prep on your part. I really suggest you try each one out and see what you like the best!