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Stories : Narrative Activities in the Language Classroom : Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers - Ruth Wajnryb

Stories

Narrative Activities in the Language Classroom : Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers

By: Ruth Wajnryb, Penny Ur (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd April 2003
ISBN: 9780521001601
Number Of Pages: 248

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Stories are a wonderful way of helping students learn and acquire language. This book is for teachers who want to use stories in class but need a place to start.

Stories is packed full of fun activities using different genres: soap opera, urban myth and newspaper reporting as well as advice on using stories in the classroom.

The book has three main goals:

  • to teach students the conventions of different narrative genres
  • to enable students to work with stories to achieve language-learning objectives
  • to help build a sense of community in the classroom.

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"...thoughtful, well-organized, and inspiring." Canadian Modern Language Review

Introduction
Activities
activities 1-14 Learning about text as narrative genre
Sorting and sequencing
Musical orientation
Complications and resolutions
Choose your own adventure narrative
Starting at the end
Getting the point of a story
Point of view
Shaping facts to fit purpose
Troubles talk
Travel tales
Tall stories
In a nutshell
Rumour as narrative
Limericks.
activities 15-28 Language learning through narrative lessons
Text repair
Read, ask and tell
Again and again
Recorded anecdotes
Arguing a case
Describing the circumstances of a past event
Complaints in the context of a recount
Perfect match
Sound contrast
Schwa map
Milking a mystery
Finish my sentences
From short story to drama
Rewriting song lyrics
activities 29-42 Building a 'storied' class
Story-telling as a social act
Every name has a story (1)
Every name has a story (2)
The landmarks of your life
Your language biography
Liar, liar, pants on fire
That's incredible!
Pet hates
Culture bump
Write my story
Parables
Mystery pebbles
Here comes the bride
Story bank
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ISBN: 9780521001601
ISBN-10: 0521001609
Series: Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 3rd April 2003
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.424
Edition Number: 4

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