TPRS Unit 2
Read and View - Watch the following videos and read the required sections of text for this unit and then complete the activities listed below.
Chapters 4-6, 15 of Fluency Through TPR Storytelling
In chapters 4-6 and 15 of Fluency Through TPR Storytelling focuses on story telling and story asking. "The major goal of TPRS is to help students to master the basic structures and vocabulary with confidence and accuracy without hesitancy. A very effective way we have found to develop fluency is to create mini-stories with collaboration with our students by repeating the stuctures" (Ray & Seely, 2015:53,65)
Movie Talk (http://glesismore.com/movietalk/preview.html)
This website is a great resource in regards to all regarding movie talks, a fun and common TPRS activity. Here you will find information on what a movie talk is, where it came from and what research has to say about the implementation in the classroom. There is also information on techniques, examples, and how to prepare to use one within your own classroom.
TPR Storytelling Strategies and Comprehensible Input
Marcos - (Carol Gaab teaching beginning English students through TPRS. She begins with personalized questions and uses them to help her create a story with students)
1. During a set scheduled time, we will participate in an online TPRS lesson. Through the use of Google Hangout, you will participate first hand in a typical TPRS activity.
2. Respond to the question posted in our discussion forum in regards to the material presented. Read and respond to other posts contributed by fellow classmates.
3. Post an entry in your course blog about TPRS/CI in regards to storytelling and movie talks. Have you ever used story telling in the past? Do you think that story telling and movie talks would increase engaement and interest in your current classrooms?
- Create an ongoing goggle document to be viewed as your blog for this course. Within each unit, you will submit a personal response to the material presented. Entries will be read and commented on as you proceed with the course.