Saturday, October 31, 2009

ACC Eastview Library

Last Wednesday the SWK class had a tour of the Austin Community College Eastview campus library. So many choices! So many possibilities!

We Read English

Reading in English is a great way to improve vocabulary, fluency, and even grammar. The key is to choose a book that is highly interesting and at an appropriate level (not too easy, not too hard). In the photos below, students are reading, writing about what they've read, and checking out new books.

Friday, October 2, 2009

TPRS—Asking a Story

I became intrigued with Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling last summer, and with the encouragement of Will Slade, a fellow student at UT, I finally decided to have a go at it. I'm posting an edited version of a much longer story developed by my beginning-level SWK students. The story began with a character (Gloria). Where does Gloria live? What is her job? I asked the questions, students supplied the details. Well, most of them. This is our second story for this class, and we're looking forward to doing more.