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Storytelling: an Integrated Approach in EFL Classrooms Dr. Hui-Ling Huang (Jessie) Yuntech

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S TORYTELLING Exposure to rich but comprehensible input of formulaic speech Use : language used in various communicative contexts (exchange meanings) Appealing

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Storytelling: an Integrated Approach in EFL Classrooms Dr. Hui-Ling Huang (Jessie) Yuntech T HE R ATIONALE OF STORY - BASED LEARNING AND TEACHING S TORYTELLING Exposure to rich but comprehensible input of formulaic speech Use : language used in various communicative contexts (exchange meanings) Appealing (semantic map) Ball, tree, dog, field, rice, A dog is chasing a ball under the tree in the rice field. Semantic Map T HE E LEMENTS OF A S TORY (S TORY GRAMMAR ) Beginning: once upon a time Setting and characters Problems, conflicts Solutions to (conflicts) Ending S TORY S OURCES Folktales (including fairy tales) Legends Urban legends Fables Family stories Modern stories Story title: A Little Red House S OME KEY WORDS FOR THE STORY Chimney Barn Orchard Pocket knife stem O NE W ISH a folktale from Ireland S OME KEY WORDS FOR THE STORY Drought Paddy field Ditch Cradle There was a poor farmer.. His crops died during the drought He had nothing to feed his family . His mother was blind His father was ill.. H E AND HIS WIFE HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR YEARS, BUT THEY DID NOT HAVE ANY BABIES He decided to catch some frogs from the paddy field to feed his family H E FOUND A MAGIC FROG THAT COULD TALK. T HE FROG GRANTED HIM A WISH HIS MOTHER SAID, I WISH I COULD SEE YOU AGAIN.. HIS FATHER SAID, WISH FOR GOLD.. HIS WIFE SAID, WISH FOR A BABY THE FARMER DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO. N EXT DAY, HE WENT TO THE PADDY FIELD AND TOLD THE FROG HIS WISH I wish my mother could see my wife rock our baby in a gold cradle.. L ONG AGO, PEOPLE WORKED IN THE PADDY FIELDS WITHOUT ANY ANIMAL HELPERS. L IFE WAS HARD AND PEOPLE WERE HUNGRY ALL THE TIME T HEY CRIED OUT TO G OD FOR HELP. T HE G ODDESS OF M ERCY HEARD THEM. S HE SENT BUFFALO TO HELP THEM IN THE PADDY. B UFFALO DIDN T WANT TO GO BECAUSE PEOPLE KILLED ANIMALS FOR FOOD. chicken lamb beef T HE G ODDESS OF M ERCY PROMISED THAT HE WOULD BE SAFE HOME B UFFALO WORKED FOR PEOPLE FOR YEARS, AND HE BECAME VERY OLD AND WEAK P EOPLE KILLED HIM, AND IT WAS TOO LATE FOR THE G ODDESS OF M ERCY TO SAVE HIM. T HE G ODDESS CRIED AND CRIED. S HE CRIED SO HARD THAT HER EYES DROPPED TO THE EARTH AND BROKE INTO PIECES AND TURNED INTO FIELD SNAILS. T HAT IS WHY SOME PEOPLE FROM T AIWAN DO NOT EAT BEEF. A ND THE FIELD SNAILS ARE THE EYES OF M ERCY. K EY WORDS TO KNOW The Goddess of Mercy Field snail Contact: FB: Jessie Huang Books published: www. amazon.comMiss Pronunciation Little Trees Sideways Dream Folktales from Taiwan