DOLÁKOVÁ Sylvie: Story-based CLIL for Very Young Learners (workshop)
Stories are considered a traditional treasure of each culture. A simple story can cater for all areas of children’s early learning. Children are immersed in the topic of the story in every activity they do and so they do not need long introductory activities and motivation at the beginning of each lesson. In every activity, they can absorb and compare global perspectives of different cultural backgrounds.
Stories offer a large platform of activities that help children to understand, use the phrases from and re-tell their contents. They contain a wide scale of games, cards, worksheets and ideas for language development, Maths, Science, Music, Art and movement. Children immerse into the story from different angles using effectively all the areas of learning, cultivating language skills, logical thinking, developing executive functions, practising fine motor skills and multisensory perception.
A possible bilingual approach without direct translation makes the material very efficient.
The story activities were tested in many schools with very positive feedback from teachers and reported to be significantly time-saving, powerful and accepted by the children with joy.
Recently the series has been awarded Pearson ELT Teachers‘ Innovation Award.
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