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Look at how awesome this is!!
My friend did Story Listening for her VERY FIRST lesson ever! She's not even in front of kids yet - this was for the other future teachers in her class and is designed to be a 15-minute "sample". Here's how we developed her lesson:
First, she watched my Story Listening session (the one about the volcanoes). Then, she picked a story she thought would be interesting to tell, a Curious George book. She thought about how to tell the story in comprehensible Spanish. Then, we simplified it to be as easy as possible. After narrowing down the story to a single problem and a single way to solve the problem, we also adjusted the story to make use of as many proper nouns and cognates as possible. This story is the result.
I wanted to share this (with her permission) because A) she rocks my socks and is going to be an AWESOME teacher, B) look, we're getting more fresh CI teachers!, and c) I thought it might be helpful to use as a model for getting started in CI with minimal (in this case zero) teaching experience. I'm hoping this is simple and easy enough that a novice teacher could walk in and confidently teach through CI!
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