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11 Three Go-To Guided Oral Input Strategies for Narration

Make your storytelling - online or in-person - a LOT less stressful with these three go-to strategies that give you a solid structure to work with, so you can relax and not have to be the creative element in the room.

Let the structure of Story Mountains and Story Maps and Timelines help you retell a story that already exists (a personal story from your life, or a staff member's life, or a historical figure's life, or a student's life, or a cultural tale, or a story from literature...any story that exists, really) with so little stress, you would swear you were now teaching in Teacher Shangri-La. You can use these strategies in-person or with your QuaranTeens. (You know, your stir-crazy teens you are teaching or supporting at home thanks to an invisible little pathogen that has brought the world to a halt...)

Learn about Narrative Input Charts and get some examples of super-cute stories to tell your class TOMORROW, whether in person or online. They are SO easy to tell, and such low stress.

And finally, learn about Visual Stories, which are a way that anyone can draw. I will even show you a cool hack using the free site, Canva, that will let you "cheat" and make little stories like this. (You can see the PowerPoint here too)

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Tina Hargaden
Tina Hargaden

Tina Hargaden has been a K-12 educator for 17 years, and has taught middle and high school English Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, French, Spanish and ESOL. Her passion is supporting teachers to strengthen their literacy instruction, design courses that foster efficient and lasting language acquisition, and implement authentic performance assessment, because it is her firm belief that when we shift our language instruction to a proficiency stance, we help ensure equitable access to academic success for more students. She lives in Portland, Oregon and is the founder of the World Language Proficiency Project and CI Liftoff. Tina is the co-author of the book, Year-One:A Natural Approach to the Year, which provides step-by-step guidance for a year of communicative, proficiency-oriented World Language instruction. She has presented and keynoted at numerous state, regional, and national conferences, worked with many school districts and departments, and given workshops and institutes to educators all over to support them in strengthening language outcomes for all students.


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