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Simple Storytelling (Speaking) Activities for (Very) Young Learners + FREE Story cube

Hi, my dear colleagues! In my mind, in Methodologyland, there is a constant shortage of interactive storytelling activities, especially ones that involve speaking. It’s even more daunting if you are teaching very young learners who cannot read or haven’t even been introduced to sight words, so I usually use a story cube with VYl! This …

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

Hello, my dear educators!This short post will reflect a recent lesson with Shavy’s English Hut as the guest lecturer. I will also share my newest ESL materials for literature analysis, including activities for the famous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen – The Steadfast Tin Soldier! Before the lesson, the students had a task to …

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 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 group, the 1st …

21st Century Skills and (Oral) Storytelling Activities: Get your Students Speaking

Hi, my dear colleagues! This post will be a reflection with a commentary about an excellent presentation from TESOL Spain 2021 titled 21st Century Skills and (Oral) Storytelling: Get your Students Communicating with various speaking activities done by Rebecca Lemaire. The speaker did not put the word ‘oral’ in the title, but I had to …

Christmas Around The World: Home for the Holidays by Debbie Mumm 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 with a ‘Christmas around the world’ theme for young learners on a book titled …

Nurturing Reading Literacy in Young Learners + Guided Activities

Hello, my dear colleagues, and welcome to this article related to reading activities for young learners! This semi-academic essay will have a difficult task to discuss and disseminate literacy development in young learners. Therefore, in this article, I will discuss various approaches and share many activities and my teaching philosophy regarding literacy instruction. I will …

Digital Storytelling with Young Learners – Preschool in the Cloud™

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

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), showcase successful storytelling activities, and use digital tools. Storytelling and story-based activities should be used as often as possible in the ESL classroom, but almost no one uses them in our country. The main reason for this is that …