Friday, July 29, 2011
Story Grammar and ESL Students
Question: How help ESL students comprehend stories?
Answer: A Story Grammar Sheet
“This Story is about ______________________________________________________________.
In the story the characters are _________________________________________________________. The main problem is that _____________________________________________________________, and it ends when _______________________________________________________________.”
Title: “Comprehending through Reading and Writing: Six Research-Based Instructional Strategies.” N Farnan, J Flood and D Lapp. Pp. 135-137. In Kids Come in All Languages: Reading Instruction for ESL Students. Eds. K Spangensberg-Urgschat and R Pritchard. Newark, DE: IRA. 1994, 108-131.