Explore Grecian Lore and Legend with this Informative Teacher's Guide! Valuable aspects of any literary work are its themes, symbols, and motifs. Part of the Common Core ELA standards is to introduce and explain these complex concepts. However, abstract ideas are often difficult for students to anatomize without assistance.
StoryBuilder Educator Review How Can Teachers Use It? StoryBuilder can teach students about the basic steps for good storytelling as well as how to reply to questions in narrative form. Since the app doesn't provide feedback, practice may be most effective one-on-one with teachers tracking progress, at least until a student gets the gist of the exercise. You may want to share stories on StoryBuilder via email with a student's speech therapist and parents to demonstrate specific issues or evaluate and note progress. Read MoreRead Less What's It Like? CrazyTalk - Facial and 2D Animation Software Talking-head Character Animation! CrazyTalk7 is the most popular facial animation tool that uses sound and text to vividly animate facial images. With this groundbreaking Auto Motion technology, you just need to import images, specify the facial feature points and record your own voice as it automatically generates lip-syncs to create 3D life-like, talking videos.
Top 10 Irish Myths and Legends Ireland’s long history is riddled with ancient mythology and folklore. Ireland’s ancient societies, the Druids and the Celtics, believed in the power of magic and many of these beliefs spread to modern day legends told again3 and again across the country. Stories of warriors with all the knowledge of the world, fairies playing pranks on farm owners and leprechauns hiding their gold at the end of a rainbow add to the mysterious appeal of Ireland. 10. Books Read The Biggest and Brightest Light For Ages: 4-7 Read now More info Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads. They also managed to bust Tellagami’s animated personas out of the tablet, sending them around the world with a little green-screen magic. At Edmunds Middle School, two classes of 6th graders embarked on a new form of storytelling: Tellagami-smash! With a fleet of iPads at their disposal, along with the free green-screen app Veescope, students transported themselves or characters made with the Tellagami app to locations around the world. According to educators Laura Botte and Katie Wyndorf: The scholars have created a series of movies and books that demonstrate their learning.
Little Red Riding Hood All around the world children love listening to and reading fairy tales in their mother tongue. Whatever the reason, fairy tales provide both children and teachers with a familiar starting point from which to explore stories in a second language. This kit contains a variety of resources, from text and tasks to illustrations, flashcards and presentations, for you to download and use in your classroom. You can also find online and printable materials for learners on the British Council's LearnEnglish Kids website. Activities – a collection of activities related to the story
Fairy Tales Gone Wild: 10 Creative Ways to Teach Fairy Tales Fractured fairy tales are a great way to help students see how story elements—like character, plot, setting—shape the stories we read and write. What do we call it when an author takes a classic fairy tale and changes it into something completely different? It's called a fractured fairy tale. And kids love them. "It's by far my students' favorite language arts unit every year," writes teacher Jessie Averson, a second grade teacher in Tennessee. The Seven Best Simple Novels for EFL Students - Kieran Donaghy In my previous article I looked at the many benefits of extensive reading which include gains in reading and writing competence, oral and aural skills, vocabulary growth, and increases in self-esteem and empathy. It is also highly motivating for students to discover that they can read in English and that they enjoy it. For this reason it is essential that the books are interesting to students and at a level appropriate to their reading ability.
#LaunchpadEDU - Playful Resources For Your Classroom We use Toontastic to improve students’ reading comprehension by creating animated summaries of the stories they read. It helps them retell, paraphrase, and sequence key events while considering how a character’s point of view shapes narrative. They have a great time and take a lot of pride in seeing their drawings and voices come to life onscreen. To start the activity, we choose a familiar book as a class before dividing up into groups of two or three students. Using the Toontastic Story Design Worksheet, students break the story into three simple events.
Dreamtime stories - The water hole + How trees were created Monday 8 april 2013 1 08 /04 /Apr /2013 14:10 - Posted in: 4ème 3 - Juniors Hi guys, today we worked with Kathryn on Australia and Aborigines again. You could watch a video about one of the Aborigines' beliefs, a story that they created to explain the creation of the world. Then Kathryn taught you a story that SHE wrote for you explaining the origin of trees. Children's Books: Reading Time What kinds of books do children like to read? Where can you find cheap or discount books? Do you buy books at a bookstore or at an online bookstore? Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. [ Other Audio Options: Play RealMedia | Play Window Media ]