Tag Archives: Storytelling

Puppets


You do not know if your students would like to speak a foreign language or not. Let them make their own puppets and try. You will be amazed at the ability of children to use the language and with the joy they amuse themselves with it.

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Games, Literature and Ice Creams


This is the way we decided to enjoy the Children’s week at my school. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8dtpx2nki9xiwbm/u5NYrh2vhm?m#/

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows
up.  ~Pablo Picasso

One
must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.  ~Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe<!–, quoted in Johann Peter Eckermann, Gespräche mit Goethe; RC; SD; NEMYL–>

Grown-ups
never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be
always and forever explaining things to them.  ~Saint-Exupéry, The Little
Prince
, 1943

Everybody’s 12 years old in an apple
orchard.  ~Rachael Ray, Rachael Ray Show, while making autumn stew,
original airdate 11 October 2007

Fancy being a child? Take a look at more quotations http://www.quotegarden.com/inner-child.html

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MUSEU DA PESSOA


The Museums of the Person are virtual museums that collect, preserve and share life stories for social change. To be a Museum of the Person is to be locally responsible for the democratization of social memory and for the dissemination of the local life stories in a global level. The Museum of the Person’s international network links individuals and groups through authoring and sharing life stories. Museums of the Person are located in Brazil , Portugal , the USA , and Canada.

Visit the site and tell your story http://www.museudapessoa.net/ingles/index.htm

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Learning How to Learn


Delicate, impressive, very touching. Which inspiring lessons we could teach from this story? Congratulations to Josh Burton and the great team who produced this beautiful work.

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I know an old lady who swallowed a fly


I would like to share this amazing story with you all and also invite you to take a look at my students photo album of this story on http://brazilianfriends.multiply.com/photos/album/58/I-Know-an-old-lady-who-swallowed-a-fly and see how they enjoyed it, perhaps even more than I did. Maybe you want to take a step further and get some wiki information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_Was_an_Old_Lady_Who_Swallowed_a_Fly.

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Canterbury Tales


If you like storytelling, you must visit Canterbury. The city is famous for the Canterbury Tales and it is amazing visiting the theatre where small groups move into different scenarios to listen to them. In the picture I am imitating the powerful ‘Wife of Bath’, one of the tales you can learn more about on  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wife_of_Bath’s_Tale and visit also the site http://www.canterburytales.org.uk/home.htm

Castles,  the Cathedral of St Thomas, the boat trips and the very streets of Canterbury make you feel yourself in medieval times.

Learn more: http://www.ecastles.co.uk/index.html

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Andrew Articles and Stories

Fantastic material for storytelling in ELT. According to the author:

‘This site is mainly intended to act as a library of stories and articles which I would like people to use if they find them of interest.

By offering what I have made I hope to put a grain of sand in the balance set against all the selfishness and greed, violence and prejudice in this world of ours.’

‘Modern technology is bringing down dictatorships…lets use it to build up companionship as well!’

Andrew Wright

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July 18, 2012 · 9:42 pm