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ERIC Number: ED372601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Paired Storytelling: An Integrated Approach for Bilingual and English as a Second Language Students.
Lie, Anita
Texas Reading Report, v16 n4 p4-5 May 1994
This article describes a paired storytelling technique that can be used in bilingual and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classrooms to help motivate students to maximize reading comprehension. The technique involves having the students: (1) pair off; (2) discuss the story theme; (3) read half of the story; (4) take notes on their half of the story; (5) exchange the story notes with each other; (6) write about the part of the story they have not read, based on their partner's notes; (7) read their own versions of the story to each other; (8) read the part of the story they have not read; (9) discuss the whole story; and (10) take a test on the story. This storytelling strategy provides opportunities for one-on-one interaction among students around school tasks and gives them opportunity to use the target language communicatively. The cooperative work improves group relations, increases self-esteem, and increases vocabulary acquisition. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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