Story Pods for ER Classes

StoryPods500x375This is a poster presentation for the Seventh Annual Extensive Reading Seminar, Sunday September 28, 2014 Keisen University, Tokyo Japan.

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Practitioners of ER need classroom activities for students that (1) facilitate intrinsic motivation through the power of story grammar; (2) provide comprehensible input to promote language acquisition; (3) encourage interaction around story themes, and (4) that inspire learners to read more outside of class.

Self-contained “Story Pods” provide these four benefits and more through interactive story activities that teachers can easily create for their students. The presenter will define the key elements of a good story (i.e., story grammar), outline the basic features of a story pod, and give examples of story pods for use in the ER classroom.