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22 Rules of Story Telling every Teacher should Know about

22 Rules of Story Telling every Teacher should Know about
Writing is a scary task for students because it is partly a single-minded activity that calls for a lot of serious thinking and partly due to the overarching focus that has being placed on teaching writing as product and not process. Donald Murray, a writing theorist of grand calbire, is unequivocal on this, in his Write to Learn , Murray emphasizes the importance of teaching writing as a process. For him the problem with teachers of writing is that they are trained as teachers by studying a product and when they are teaching writing to their students, they basically focus their attention on what students have produced and not what they might have done. Worse than that, teachers employ all their autopsy skills to dissect students writing and in doing so they confirm students feeling of lack of self-respect for their work and for themselves. Another cause of students writing crisis is related to the new learning habits these students have developed via technology. Related:  Storytelling, Performance, Oracy

Lesson 5 – The Boy Who Became a Bear | Discovering Our Story An Iroquois Story A long time ago in a village far to the east there lived a little boy. One time his parents died making him an orphan. No one would take care of this poor boy. He would wander from home to home begging for food and shelter. The people said his uncle should take care of him so they sent him far away to his uncle’s village. If the boy moved too slowly or did something wrong the uncle would beat him with a stick. The boy wondered why his uncle treated him so badly, but no matter how hard he thought he could not imagine why his uncle was so mean to him. One day the boy decided he did not want to live with his uncle anymore. So the boy went into the woods and followed the trails until they ended. The animals had been watching the boy and one day they gathered around him. The animals were shocked. The bears said the boy eats the same food as us. The bears took very good care of the boy. One day he was digging roots with the bear people and he looked at his hands. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Phonic crap hit fan By Hannah RichardsonBBC News education reporter Boys did worse than girls in the phonics test Fewer than six out of 10 pupils, 58%, passed the controversial new national phonics reading test in England, official statistics show. The test checks six-year-olds' ability to read aloud a mixture of 40 real and made-up words, sounding them out using the phonics system. Ministers said the check had identified pupils who needed further help in learning to read. But teaching unions say it risks doing long-term damage to children's reading. This is because it tests children's ability to decode words using a single method, phonics, rather than their ability to read itself. 'Waste of money' Some teachers have said bright pupils who use different methods of reading are trying to read the made-up words as real ones and being marked down for it. The official results show some 62% of girls passed the test compared with 54% of boys. Continue reading the main story Phonics check 'Nonsense' 'Three Rs'

More English Fairy Tales/The Hedley Kow - Wikisource, the free online library THERE was once an old woman, who earned a poor living by going errands and such like, for the farmers' wives round about the village where she lived. It wasn't much she earned by it; but with a plate of meat at one house, and a cup of tea at another, she made shift to get on somehow, and always looked as cheerful as if she hadn't a want in the world. Well, one summer evening as she was trotting away homewards she came upon a big black pot lying at the side of the road. "Now that" said she, stopping to look at it, "would be just the very thing for me if I had anything to put into it! "Maybe it'll have a hole in it," she said thoughtfully:— "Ay, that'll be how they've left it lying, hinny. "Mercy me!" For a while she could do nothing but walk round and round her treasure, admiring the yellow gold and wondering at her good luck, and saying to herself about every two minutes, "Well, I do be feeling rich and grand!" "Eh my!" The old woman stared after it, till it was fairly out of sight.

365 days in my shoes Day 68 Main course SPaG and dessert is Pie!!! The icing and cherry on the cake! Grammar through Talk for Writing with Pie Corbett supported by Julia Strong and Nick Batty Interactive grammar games and the use of focused teaching two deepen children’s understanding and interest in how words and sentences work. The day began with an exercise on grammar. Delegates were invited to ‘take the grammar test’ to find out whether they had heard of key grammatical terms our children could be faced with in SPaG as well as knowing how to use them. These words included :- Noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, conjunction, verb, adverb, preposition, connectives, sentence, clause, phrase, imperative, present tense, pasta tense, singular, plural, suffix, prefix, paragraph. Straightforward? And then….. Subordinate clause, possessive pronoun, adverbial, relative clause, modal verb, relative pronoun, active voice, passive voice, subject, object, cohesion, ambiguity, fronted adverbial, subjunctive. Have fun! Like this:

5 Ways to Use Technology for Family Storytelling — LitWorld Technology has dramatically changed the way we communicate, create and collaborate with each other. It makes our world more connected and amplifies individual stories. And yet keeping up with the latest apps and gadgets and learning how to use them can feel intimidating and overwhelming. One of the things we love the most about technology and the digital age is that it encourages us all to be curious, forever learners. Embracing technology and experimenting with new devices and platforms in your home makes you and your child co-learners. 1. Learning how to tell a story through a photo, and how to see the story within a photo is an important part of literacy. 2. At LitWorld we are constantly thinking about our mission statement and core values. A great app that we've found for this type of activity is CloudArt. 3. The internet gives us the extraordinary opportunity to learn from people around the world and to benefit from their experiences, creations, and wonderings. 4. 5.

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Fairytales: The Black Geese Long ago there lived a man and wife who had two children, a girl and a boy. One day the woman said to her daughter: "Elena, we are going to market today; stay in the house while we are away, and look after your baby brother, for Baba Yaga's black geese who steal children have been seen flying over the village. When we come home, we will bring you some sugar buns." After her mother and father were gone, Elena stayed in the house with her brother for a little while. When Elena came back and found her brother gone, she was very frightened. She ran across the fields and came to a pond, and there she saw a fish lying on the bank, gasping for water. "Elena, Elena!" Elena wanted to hurry on, but she was sorry for the fish. Elena did not see how a shell could help her, but she did not want to seem rude, so she put it in her pocket and ran on. "Elena, Elena!" Elena put the nut in her pocket and hurried on. "Elena, Elena!" Elena crept into the hut and picked up her brother. "Stop, thief!"

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Hansel and Gretel by Brothers Grimm The moon shone brightly, and the white pebbles which lay in front of the house glittered like real silver pennies. Hansel stooped and stuffed the little pocket of his coat with as many as he could get in. Then he went back and said to Gretel, "Be comforted, dear little sister, and sleep in peace, God will not forsake us," and he lay down again in his bed. When day dawned, but before the sun had risen, the woman came and awoke the two children, saying, "Get up, you sluggards. Gretel took the bread under her apron, as Hansel had the pebbles in his pocket. When they had walked a short time, Hansel stood still and peeped back at the house, and did so again and again. "Ah, father," said Hansel, "I am looking at my little white cat, which is sitting up on the roof, and wants to say good-bye to me." The wife said, "Fool, that is not your little cat, that is the morning sun which is shining on the chimneys." Hansel and Gretel gathered brushwood together, as high as a little hill. "Fool."