What is a Story Card? The basic idea is quite simple. Everyone enjoys
telling and listening to stories, jokes, and anecdotes. Telling brief stories is
an excellent way for language learners to practice what they're learning,
build fluency, and gain confidence and communicative competence.
The stories on these cards are short and full of both humor and wisdom,
ideal for telling and retelling. They are written in clear, modified English,
progressing from short and easy to longer and more complicated stories.
Each student takes and reads a story, puts it down, and then tells the
story,v to a partner from memory embellishing it as much as they want to.
The stories appeal to all ages in ESL and EFL classes and to native
North American Indian Tales of the Abnaki, Algonquian, BellaBella, Brute Sioux, Cherokee, Cochiti,
Coast Salish, Comanche, Concow Maidu, Cree, Flathead,Creek, Fox,
Haida, Huron-Wyandot, Iroquois, Kalapuya, Kiowa, Labrador Inuit,
Lillooet, Mismac, Nula to, Ojibwa, Papago, Pima,
Pomo, Populaca, Seminole, Seneca, Shasta, Taos, Tlingit, Winnebago,
and Zuni peoples of Mexico, Canada, and the United States
These 48 animal stories were collected from American Indian tribes across
North America. Many of the tales explain how the world came to be as it
is-How Chipmunk Got Her Stripes; Why Dogs Don't Talk; Wind;
Bluebird and Coyote; How Fire Came to the Sierras; Butterflies. The
illustrations, by a popular Native American artist and story teller, draw on
symbols and motifs from the many cultures represented to reflect the
wisdom and mystery of the great oral tradition of the "animal people" tales.
북미 원주민의 재미있는 민담을 재료로 Raymond C. Clark교수가 쓴 교재이다.
듣기, 읽기, 말하기(특히, 영어로 이야기 하기), 쓰기 등을 가르칠 수 있다.48개의 Card로 만들 수 있도록 되어 있다.
Card를 만든 다음 학생들끼리 서로 바꾸어서 상대방에게 영어로 이야기해 주는 Game등 다양한 학습 활동을 할 수 있게 꾸며져 있다.