November 21, 2016

Stories I wrote and a Traditional Legend

In French today I told the kids a story that I crested to use some of the vocabulary from the book, about school and travel.  I have been experimenting with the idea of using Story Listening to expose the kids to the required vocabulary without drilling or using massed repetitions.  My idea is that repeated, distributed exposure is better for long-term retention of these words.
They seemed to enjoy this story of travel and vacations.
Part One
Part Two

In Spanish Rhea told the classes a traditional tale – an Aztec legend.

Part One
Part Two

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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 Twitter @LannyBall, as well as his literacy blog: lannyball.com or lannyball.blog.

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