Pulling out of the Station and Riding the Rails to Storytown
Today in French 2 (second semester of first year, eighth grade) we pulled out of the One Word Image station and started our little CI train down the tracks to Storytown. We did not get all the way there because the period ended, but we did get a nice little vignette going: a magic rainbow-colored tiny pig who could only speak English, not Pig, was at the Théâtre Argentina in Buenos Aires with his girlfriend, a fox. However, since the fox only spoke Pig and the pig only spoke English, miscommunication and heartbreak ensued (hey, kids, this is why you need languages!)
In this video, you will hear the class using actors. They are sitting off-camera on little stools. The stools are not too high nor too low. You will see me encouraging the actors to parrot me, to stay in synch with my words, and act like puppets or visual aids; I say that often to my actors.