Storytelling in the ESL Classroom

Teaching Artist: Sherry Norfolk

Storytelling offers many ways for an English language student to improve speaking and listening skills. When students listen to stories, they become more proficient in understanding the spoken words, improving vocabulary and fluency. When students tell stories, they can achieve a significant measure of self-confidence and comfort expressing themselves in English. Participants will learn some stories that work successfully for this venture, discuss techniques to encourage students to participate and succeed, and explore extension activities that deepen meaning and help assess understanding. 2-4 contact hours for Grades K-5 Teachers.

Audience: Educators
Format: Professional Development
Teaching Artist: Sherry Norfolk

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