Learning English through Short Stories

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Use short stories to teach English? Yes! Designed as a professional development opportunity for English language teachers, the ideas in this booklet can easily be adapted to advanced ESL/ELL classes.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members identify the elements in a popular short story written in their first language
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed as a professional development opportunity for British teachers, many of the materials in the packet can be adapted to most advanced English Language Development classes
Pros

  • The 82-page booklet includes a rationale for using short stories to teach language learners, model lessons, activities, worksheets, and links to related resources and materials
Cons

  • The activities presumes class members have high intermediate, proficient, or advance proficient language skills