It all began with a One Word Image
We had a great description but the students were not ready to tell her story, so we moved on to other characters, but we kept that original description.
Out of the Blue and into Compelling
We had the basic storyline down in one class and then we wrote out the story while adding details in another class. In the meantime the original artist with the help of others drew an updated version of Teresa Taco. Two other students wrote a second version of how Teresa Taco got in jail. Now we have the class story and the version from the other two students. We now have material to compare and contrast.
The language Boom
The language boom was not me forcing the students to learn something. I was just providing the language input they wanted and needed at that moment to tell their story. When I first began using the One Word Images and the Invisibles I was worried that I would be stuck with low level vocabulary and expressions because I only teach Novice level, but I found that my students will let me give them the language they want and need when they are ready.
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