October 20, 2016

More Story Listening Experiment

In French 2, I am still playing with the Story Listening technique Beniko modeled when she was here.  Today I used another story written by a group of students, about a fairy and a vampire, who turned out to be rivals for the affection of a girl fairy with a cheatin’ heart and ramblin’ ways.

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In French One, we told a story about  Boo… a ghost with anxiety that the class created together.  This was also the day of my first observation of the year.  I am on probation right now since I moved districts last year, so I get observed three times.

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In this Spanish One class, we created a story about a chicken wing named Mick, based on a character that a student drew the first three days of school when I was absent to attend a workshop.

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In this Spanish One class, we created a story about a cloud named Phillip who is obsessed with his beautiful, beautiful facial hair.

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I have been noticing more classroom management is needed these days.  The stories are getting pretty exciting and kids need to be reminded that LISTENING is so important!

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About Lanny Ball

For more than 23 years, Lanny has taught, coached, presented, staff developed, and consulted within the exciting and enigmatic world of literacy. With unyielding passion and belief in the possibility of workshop teaching, Lanny has worked to support students, teachers, and school administrators around the country in outgrowing themselves as both writers and readers. Working first as a classroom teacher, then as a coach and TCRWP Staff Developer, Lanny is now a literacy and reading consultant in Northwestern Connecticut. Outside of literacy, he enjoys raising his three ambitious young daughters with his wife, and playing the piano. Find him on this blog, as well as on Twitter @LannyBall. Lanny is also a co-author of a blog dedicated to supporting teachers and coaches that maintain classroom writing workshops, twowritingteachers.org.

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