The value of story-making activities in the english classroom

Jayendran, Nishevita and Ramanathan, Anusha (2018) The value of story-making activities in the english classroom. Language and Language Teaching, 7 (1). pp. 47-51. ISSN 2277-307X

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Abstract

In this paper, we will discuss the findings collected from an open-ended story-making activity conducted with a group of Class eight students from a semi-urban government school in Aizawl, Mizoram. The activity was part of the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx)- English, a project undertaken at the Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research (CEI&AR), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. A group of students from the school were invited to work in pairs and write stories based on picture cues provided on a Technology Enabled Language Learning (hereafter, TELL) platform. Drawing from this field experience, we would like to suggest that imaginative, open-ended activities that involve students in crafting stories based on pictures and with a specified word limit per sentence, can hasten language learning. In our paper, we will discuss two such stories created by the students to illustrate our point.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: story making activities,pedagogical context, tales from aizawl, reflections
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > Language and Language Teaching
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2019 07:19
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 07:19
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1910
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