Today in the beginning group, I went strictly by the book.
We presented vocabulary. We put it on the board. We gestured it.
Oh no…I didn’t go by the book…I forgot completely to PQA it. I have an excuse, but I’m not going to get into it.
Next, I admitted to the kids that I didn’t have a story, so I gave them just one minute to come up with a one-sentence wonder that included “lives,” “beautiful/handsome,” and “can/is able to.”
They had a number of suggestions, and I tried to take them all, and we came up with a Chuck Norris with one leg story. It was fun.
Then I had them all turn their chairs to look at the overhead, and I typed up the story as they watched. Then I used Betsy’s idea, having them draw pictures of the story as they read it.
(I just realized I forgot another part of the playbook. I forgot to have them read it in English to clear up any word issues.)
Then partners sat so one could read and prompt the other as the second looked only at the drawings and told the story.
A kid came up to tell me this is the most he’s learned in a day ever.
I am not sure that is the case, but that’s how it feels to them. It’s kind of cool. It’s not Movietalk, at all, but tomorrow is my day to demo for the Russian TV guy how to do TPRStorytelling. I’m going to give him the basics.