i tell in both languages. i don't tell stories for a living. I'm a blacksmith and height instructor and am just finishing building our house
here in Zippori i would like to try a colabrative effort at story telling
feel free to contact me. home phone is 0772009095 my mobile is 052 399 0505 our email is firstname.lastname@example.org חג שמח Michael
Hi Ros, Thanks for your comments. I have had the theatre website a couple of years and added the storytelling part this year. It's only recently that it's really being used by teachers to look up my work. I also email schools with my links. With the theatre company I began by writing and producing one play. Then over the years I added new ones for different age groups and levels of English. Time has flown by and I can't believe that we are starting our 9th season. I have just started working with two new actors, so we are busy rehearsing. Now when I go to schools I have two things to offer. I think the storytelling will take off, I've only got a few sessions in schools so far but I've got a contract in my local library for eight sessions. I'm really excited about the storytelling because although I love the theatre work and it's great watching an audience understand, enjoy and laught at what you have written. I love the close contact get from storytelling and as I was an English teacher for a few years when I first arrived in Barcelona it completes the circle. Good luck with your work, lets keep in contact. Serena x
Hi Ros, Thanks for your reply. I've had a look at the book and it's seem perfect. I have tried some of the activities mentioned in the contents and I do use some real objects to introduce vocabulary for example. I've just started some sessions at the local library with a group of 6 to 8 year olds, so I think the tips on multilevel classrooms will be helpful. I normally work with groups of children in this age range but when I go into school classrooms they are all the same age. I look forward to hearing from you. Serena x
Hi Ros, I thought I would say hi, as we are working in the same field. I have found that there's a lot less information for storytelling in ELT. I'm not short on stories but looking for presentation techniques. I have used info. from the British Council websites. Do you know any other useful sites? Serena x
Hi Ros! You can certainly e-mail me the program. When do you need me to get back to you about it? I understand what you mean about not telling stories that are too childish for these young adults. How about some traditional Jewish stories that they already know, like Choni the Circle Maker? The one about him standing in the circle and asking G-d for rain? That way their previous knowledge will help them understand the English in the story. I tell this to children and adults. Do you not want any religious stories? How about the story of the magic pomegranite? The three princes each want to help the princess and the repetition will help the students.
Thanks for asking me about Hebrew. I don't think I have "skype" (spelling?) What is it?
I am taking a beginning Hebrew class from "Hebrew-on-line" right now. It lasts nine months and seems pretty good. It's always good to get practice though. Tell me more about "skype" when you get the chance. Be well and Chag Sameach!
Tom told me to contact you. Just to tell you a little bit my workshop if not for primary but for high school. The kids are 11th-12th graders with a weak level of English. I can't have childish stories on the one hand but I can't have really difficult and complicated plots on the other. They don't really know Hebrew either so I can only speak English. It's my first venture into storytelling workshops. I have lots of ideas of how to start I just don't want it to be too difficult. My worry is that they will think the stories are childish. I can email you my program if you have the time to look at it. Ros