Sessions / Student-made reading materials
Reading for pleasure inspires young learners to create their own stories and poems. Writing stories with cultural issues gives students opportunity to show their world. Student-made book exchange enables students to explore the cultural traditions of other countries and become more motivated readers.
In this presentation you will learn about the process of co-creating stories with students using the method of Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS), and how these stories, based on student-made materials, can then be preserved in both digital and print libraries.
Cancelled Finding Common Ground in Extensive Reading Between World Literatures and Local Stories: English and Multilingualism #1550
In the context of a South African university there is a need to find a balance between world literature and local stories in order to help students to achieve success in their extensive reading.
The presentation aims to recount how reluctant readers in a UAE higher education institution were lead into extensive reading (ER) through an online storytelling activity where students read graded readers aloud whilst recording themselves in a Zoom meeting. This was then shared on a Microsoft Stream channel for viewing outside the classroom. The project was devised to foster language and social entrepreneurial skills as well as motivating students to read extensively.