We had Dr. Beniko Mason, Dave Ganahl, and Kristen Wolfe here today! What a treat. Dr. Mason demonstrated her story listening approach in my second period French 2 class and then we played the Word Chunk Team Game with some words from the story. Her approach is not the same as co-creating the story, so there are fewer interruptions to the input. She is more of a story TELLER not a story asker or story co-creator. She uses extralinguistic supports in the form of pictures on the board and speaking some English during the input. She also writes the English on the board and points to it as she says the Japanese. It was very interesting to listen to a Japanese story and to see the technique demonstrated. I want to learn more from her. She inspired me to plan on trying some pure story listening. It might be an easier way to give CI to the students. Working with the Invisibles is very fun, it is easier than the old way of doing TPRS, for me, but still, I am LAZY. Energetic but, really, at the core…LAZIEEEEEE!!
I tried to show the visitors different kinds of CI.