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Thursday, July 11

2:00pm CDT

Story Asking: Tips, Tricks, and Solutions
You know the basics of asking a story, but juggling all the pieces can be hard!  This presentation will include how to keep track of multiple stories in multiple classes, the basics of using a TPRS (or Matava style) script, managing responses, procedures to make it go more smoothly, and more. We will also be watching a video and using some observation strategies to see what it looks like with real kids.

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Elicia Cárdenas

Middle School Teacher & SOMOS Curriculum Mentor, McGillis School
I am entering my sixth year as a TPRS/CI teacher. Come find me in the Coaching room at NTPRS or in the Language Lab at IFLT and I would love to meet you! Or, if you prefer digital connections, I spend a lot of time in the SOMOS Collaboration group on Facebook (check out the SOMOS... Read More →

Thursday July 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Friday, July 12

9:15am CDT

Story Formulas
When I first began using TPRS I often struggled with co-creating an engaging story with student-generated details.  Stories would often fall flat or the classroom would erupt in frustration over whose details I had chosen. As a result I began using what I call Story Formulas to help me stay on track, maintain an interesting story line, and prevent classroom brawls over story details. In this presentation you will see the entire process of Story Formula creation, implementation, and preservation. 


Friday July 12, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am CDT