In this episode we talk about stories in the language classroom. Stories provide opportunities to see and interpret words and structures in context. There are numerous opportunities to engage with the text in all of the communication modes. Additionally, students learn about different cultures and can also see themselves reflected in the story. This form of representation is incredibly valuable for students on their language learning journey.
I am joined by Jennifer Degenhardt, a language teacher and author of CI (Comprehensible Input) novels for novice and intermediate students.
Jennifer offers her thoughts and insights on…
- the value in representation
- how she finds her characters and their stories
- the research that goes into a book
- how she writes an “authentic” personal experience
- what she hears from students and teachers who read her books
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