On Saturday my amazing colleague Rebecca Collora and I had a great time presenting our session Storytelling 101: How to Create Comprehensible Stories for Young Learners at the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ICTFL) conference in Tinley Park, IL. During our presentation we focused on using narrow language (Terry Waltz's Super 7) to create comprehensible and compelling stories using digital storytelling platforms such as Storybird and Book Creator. Below is a pdf of our session in case you want to learn more about digital storytelling and assessment activities to use with stories.
Here is the link for the Storybird story I used to backwards plan for Brandon Brown quiere un perro.
Rebecca and I are also thrilled to share that our book 'Daniel el detective' is officially available for purchase through TPRS Books. This level 1 reader (150 unique words) is a story about a boy named Daniel who lives in Spain. Daniel wants to go to the Tomatina with his friend and he is excited when his parents give him a ticket. One day he wakes up he finds that his ticket is missing! What happened to his ticket? Will he be able to solve this mystery and find his ticket before the Tomatina?
We hope that you enjoy our book!