REAL LIFE STORIES
Who was Lydia Darragh, and what did she do in Philadelphia during the American Revolution? And who is Binti Jua? Lydia and Binti are two of 21 people and animals who have a story to tell. You and your students will be the storytellers. But this is more than a copyable collection of stories.
As the subtitle says, these stories are for “Interactive Telling and Listening.“ In short, there are two equally important reasons for using this book. Obviously, one reason is to listen to engaging stories and to work on listening comprehension and vocabulary. The “interactive“ aspect of the book is that it includes a collection of “interactors“—phrases and sentences to be used as the story unfolds and your students become involved in the drama and the details. The interactors can be copied and pasted on index cards to be used while the story is told and later in everyday discourse.