- Kara Foster
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Students will introduce themselves to each other. They will also fill out a Mad-Libs sheet based on the information they know about a partner. Students will learn to describe each other and each other's personality.
Interpersonal speaking - Novice Mid(Boise State University French 102 - Lab 2)Relevant NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do statementsI can talk about my interests and hobbiesI can talk about my favorite music, movies, and sportsI can talk about activities or things I did in the recent past
In this fun activity for Novice Mid-Novice High learners, students will play an icebreaker game to get to know one another. For the main activity, they will practice asking and answering questions about their hometown.
Storytelling: A Way to Introduce and Express Oneself
“Storytelling is a tool to express who you are, an avenue to share a memory or experience, a medium to teach values and cultural differences….Storytelling is by far the best to communicate one’s thoughts and tell one’s story” (Keaise, 2014, p. 53).
This OER shows how one professor incorporated storytelling into student introductions. Additionally, this exercise was used as part of the pedagogy to teach about human diversity, culture, understanding and acceptance. Storytelling provided an effective foundation for students to connect with classmates, build relationships and develop trust and respect, the foundation behaviors of good human relations.
Materials which will be included in the OER are listed below:
1) A brief literature review on storytelling, supporting this exercise;2) A visual diagram and brief description of the storytelling process which includes a dyadic encounter, small group discussions and a large group presentation; 3) Step-by-step instructions on how to integrate storytelling into student introductions; 4) Examples of student introductions; 5) A summary of student perceptions about the storytelling exercise.
--Encourages student voice and opinion.
--Allows students to become familiar with one another.
--Students practice speaking, listening, and justifying stances.
--Teachers can get to know their students.
--Practice attention getting signals and routines.
Inspired by Things That Rock from Hebern, M. & Corippo, J. (2018). The EduProtocol field guide : 16 student-centered lesson frames for infinite learning possibilities. San Diego, CA: Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.