3 ways to co-create inclusive stories

Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS®) is a method for teaching language in which the teacher and students co-create stories. While some teachers prefer to create stories from scratch, many others have found it helpful to have a starting point–a script– and there are many scripts available to language teachers. Every script is an…

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“I don’t understand how to ask a story.”

You’ve got a new comprehension-based curriculum, and you’d be 100% sold if it weren’t for that storyasking part. You’ve got a script, but what the heck do you do with it? Many teachers have asked the same question before. Storyasking is an invented word meant to differentiate creating a story from telling a story. If you’ve…

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New TPRS script for La madre de Jasón

A teacher posted in the SOMOS Curriculum Collaboration group yesterday that she just can’t get with the original story script that I included with my Madre de Jasón unit plans. This was not a new sentiment–the original story was written by one of my eighth graders, and the premise was definitely weird and perhaps inappropriate…

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Cuesta Demasiado Script

This is the script for Unit #25 of my Spanish 1 curriculum–the English translation is below the Spanish script. I posted a different version of this script in 2011, but I later modified the target structures to better prepare my students to read novels. I’m working on compiling and formatting the rest of the resources for…

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There is/There are

“There is” or “There are” is one of the highest frequency word(s) in any language. In Spanish, the word “hay” is nearly unavoidable as we share stories with our students. Because it is difficult for students to form a mental picture for the word, however, the lack of visualization presents a challenge for getting the…

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