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Tuesday, July 9 • 12:45pm - 3:45pm
Beginning TPRS Teacher Training for Chinese Teachers - continued

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Day 2: It’s All About The Story
Stories are a primary and natural form through which we make sense of our experiences. Stories captivate and motivate us. We are surrounded by stories in our daily lives. Story structure helps make language comprehensible. Stories offer compelling comprehensible input and meaningful context. Stories lower anxiety and promote emotional connections... The benefits of stories can go on. So, how do we start a story? How do we choose essential phrases to go in a story? How does “Circling” – the heart of TPRS—dovetail with “story-asking” -- the soul of TPRS?
1. Chinese Demo: Storyasking - Getting Started
The purpose of this demo is to offer all participants in the Chinese track an opportunity to observe how collaborative storytelling is done. Participants will observe how the 3 steps of TPRS can be finished in an hour. They will also witness the power of pinyin text and Cold Character Reading.
*Call for participants who are interested in acquiring Chinese!
2. Story-Asking: Getting Started
Participants will look at backwards design concepts and how to intentionally select essential phrases for lessons and units. Working in small groups, participants will connect with the presenter and coaches as they design short story scripts. After designing scripts, participants will again work with the presenter and coaches via a number of hands-on practice activities, and practice the actual skill of story-asking with students.
3. Story-Asking: Additional Skills
Now that participants have acquired the basic skills necessary for story-asking,
the day continues with adding skills that move a story plot, create natural opportunities for repetition, and increase the amount of Comprehensible Input and interaction per lesson. Working with the presenter, coaches and other participants, the participants will observe and practice the following: utilizing more than one location, creating a parallel character, creating a parallel story, and personalization.
Come ready to be creative....it is a truly fun day!


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:45pm - 3:45pm CDT