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The Steadfast Tin Soldier by H.C.Andersen Activities + Literature Analysis Freebies!

Hello, my dear educators!This short post will be a reflection of a lesson I conducted recently with Shavy’s English Hut as the guest lecturer and I will also share my newest ESL materials for literature analysis, including activities for the famous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen called The Steadfast Tin Soldier! The students had …

A Trip to Outer Space – Storytelling Activities: Leap by Campbell Manning, Illustrated by Nadia Ronquillo

Hello, my dear colleagues! This post is a short reflection that will share a simple storytelling lesson plan and show some activities for the story called Leap by Campbell Manning, Illustrated by Nadia Ronquillo. This session was done online, but it can be conducted face-to-face without any changes. It is made for young learners (mixed …

Christmas Around The World: Home for the Holidays Storytelling with a Class from India 🌎🎄

Hello, my dear colleagues!In December 2020 I met an amazing teacher from India, Shavy, and she invited me to teach a lesson in her school. This post is going to share all the tasks (full lesson plan) for a storytelling lesson for young learners on a book titled Home for the Holidays by Debbie Mumm. …

Nurturing Reading Literacy in Young Learners + Guided Activities

Hello, my dear colleagues! This semi-academic essay will have a difficult task to discuss and disseminate literacy development in young learners. In this article, I will discuss various approaches, share a lot of activities, and my teaching philosophy when it comes to literacy instruction. I will discuss the balanced approach, CLIL, and storytelling with a …

Storytelling and ICT with Young Learners – Preschool in the Cloud™

Hello, my dear colleagues! Storytelling, ICT, preschool in the cloud™, and professional development are some of my favorite education words. Many people ask me about the professional development trainings I conduct. They ask how did I start, how can they begin their teaching training journey, and more. It takes a lot of time, experience, and …

Storytelling Methodology for Young Learners: Activities & an Example Lesson Plan

Hello, my dear colleagues! This post will discuss storytelling methodology according to Shin and Crandall (2014) and showcase successful examples of storytelling, along with using digital tools. Storytelling should be used as often as possible in the ESL classroom, but in our country almost no one uses it. The main reason for this is that …

Storytelling-based Learning- Workshop 6: Dear Mother Goose by Michael Rosen & Nick Sharratt

Hello, my dear colleagues! In our storytelling workshop number six, we covered an amazing story called is Dear Mother Goose by Michael Rosen & Nick Sharratt. Keep reading to see photos and videos of our activities! As a real enthusiast of storytelling, I’ve decided to create a storytelling-based learning curriculum which will be conducted in the …