2006 Conference General Sessions

STORYTELLING FOR NON-WRITERS AND NON-READERS, HANDS-ON

 

 

Presenter(s)
Heather Chirtea
Tool Factory
3336 Sunderland Hill Road
Sunderland VT 05250
Day Phone: 802-375-6549
Fax: 802-375-6860
Email: heather@toolfactory.com

Learn practical methods to teach sequencing using instructions, timetables, and digital images. Construct a personalized talking book and worksheet using photographs. Share examples. Software giveaways.

Students of all ages struggle with the basics of literacy. To allow students the freedom to express their thoughts and ideas using computers can be enlightening for both the student and teacher. Strategic use of technology can add to their learning, and support the beginning steps of reading and writing development. The ability to perform sequencing is a basic skill essential to organizing thoughts both in written and spoken language. We’ll look at software programs that support the development of sequencing skills at all levels. Learn practical methods to teach sequencing using instructions, timetables, and digital images. Then together we’ll take an entertaining journey upriver and share the exemplary project called, “Cally goes on a Narrowboat”. It was constructed using a digital camera and recorded voice, and demonstrates how story telling can be a tremendous motivator for struggling learners. Building on these ideas and methods, construct a personalized talking book and a noisy interactive worksheet. Come prepared to get some great ideas for story building to enact with your non-reader and non-writers in the classroom. Each attendee gets a free copy of Tool Factory Workshop (worth $199), plus a free subscription to Elementary Zone.