Stick to the Plan with Stories

Carol sent this in a few weeks ago but it is just making it to through the queue. I think it is an important reminder:
Dear Ben:
My French 2 class has been a little blah lately. With a forty minute period, I am sometimes loath to get actors up. Today I stuck very closely to the three structures, went out of bounds rarely, got actors up, used props (Carol Gaab’s stick figure famous people), and kept the details down to a few – only to get reps. What a difference!. I know we have all written about this before, but I myself need constant reminders. The kids said that getting actors up and using the prop faces made the difference. Oops, forgot to mention that I had a quiz writer, a story writer and a structure counter. This class is also small – 14 kids and 1 was absent.
Carol

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2 thoughts on “Stick to the Plan with Stories”

  1. Wow. Way to go. Sometimes, there are just so many things to think of that it’s hard to do them all in one day. My goal this year is to tell in the past tense and interview in the present, but I speed through and forget to slow down and interview the actors. Lately, I have been feeling bogged down by things that have nothing to do with the method, so I am impressed that you are focusing on improving your method this week. It is inspiring to me to do the same tomorrow.

    1. Melanie, the past present is something else to think about – it never ends. I so enjoyed everyone’s words on simplify and slow and interview actors and the beat goes on!!

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