|Use a series of scenes to tell a story.|
Combining food and friends offers a great many story situations that are fun and easy to understand without translating or explaining.
Jumping off from the basic story, you can ask questions, have students ask eachother questions, and for more advanced students ask them to retell the story in a different tense, or write the story in their own words to test their writing proficiency: composition, spelling and punctuation.
For even the beginning students you are able to introduce characters by name then ask, "What is her name? and her name?" then introduce the different foods to make sentences. "What is she eating?"
|Lili eats pizza at home with Sophie.|
Want to try this technique with your students?
Check out our Online Flipbooks right now - you can use the samplers with your students and introduce our QTalk visual scaffolding to prompt them to speak and understand without translation.
Then if you'd like to get more story materials, we suggest our magnetic Story Card product, or try the Short Stories module which is part of as part of our Digital Language System Conversation Suite (aka Conversation Pack DLS).