Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 3

1. List different types of story and its characteristics, why do children like to read each story or genre?

Types of stories The reasons they like(why they like) a) Modern Fantasy Why children like modern fantasy? refers to the body of literature in which the It was created mainly for entertainment events, the setting, or the characters are purposes, though they might have a lesson. outside the realm of possibility. E.g. Harry Potter by JK Rowling & Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll b) Realistic fiction Why children like realistic fiction? stories that could really happen to people The plots in these stories deal with familiar and animals; that is, it is within the realm of everyday problems, pleasures and personal possibility that such events could occur or relationships. could have occurred. E.g.Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen & The Return by KS Maniam c) Non-fiction prose writing that presents and explains ideas or that tells about real people, places, objects, or events. representation of a subject which is presented as fact. E.g.Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St Helens by Patricia Lauber d) Biography/Autobiography i) Biography The story of someones life as told by someone else E.g. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Why children like non-fiction? - presents facts, describes true-life experiences, or discusses ideas; - written for a specific audience, or group of readers;

Why children like biography? - About a persons life, character, temperament, his social situation, his experiences & things he did - written by someone else to give information about those famous people. Why children like autobiography? -Read about the writers life, a famous person that children like. - To learn more about the writer. Why children like folklore? - a form of oral jokes, stories & varieties of wordplay - about weather, plants, animals & social activities - reinforces moral values & builds wit.

d) ii) Autobiography - the story of ones life as told by oneself E.g. The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank e) i) Folk tales - prose narratives which are regarded as fiction which usually tell the adventures of animal or human characteristics. Folklore Sayings, verbal compositions, and social rituals that have been handed down orally rather than in written form. E.g. The Legend of Mahsuri ii) Fables - brief tales in which animal characters that talk & act like humans indicate a moral lesson or satirize human conduct. E.g. The Hare and the Tortoise

Why children like fables? - All animal characters in this story talk and act like humans; - indicate a moral lesson clearly or satirize human conduct.

iii) Legends - a story purported to be historical in nature but not proven. - Where evidence of the existence of actual historical figures exists, figures like King Richard are legends due in large part to the many stories that have been created about them. E.g. Hang Tuah

Why children like legends? - refers to anything that inspires a body of stories, or anything of lasting importance or fame; - handed down from earlier times, but will continue to evolve with time.

2. The importance of using stories in the classroom list 3 a)Provide authentic context - for processing new language e.g learning new vocabulary b) Contain real examples of grammatical structures and vocabulary items, model of language use - especially in all language skills c. Learn and understand about target culture - deepen their cultural understanding d. Encourages personal growth and intellectual development - brings pupils into contact with thoughts, feelings and experience e.g imaginative insight into experience the pupils have not encountered and enables them to have a better understanding of life e. Powerful and motivating source for teaching both speaking and listening - e.g. of activities oral reading, dramatization, role-playing and discussion 3. Characteristics of a good storybook n why it is vital? a) Reasons for a good storybook. - Provide an enjoyable read. - Good books show the lesson rather than tell it. - Moral value - Language simple - Mobile - easy to bring around Why is it vital ? - Developing childrens reading interests Teachers need to be aware of the strategies students actively employ during the process in order to promote a lifetime love of books and reading (Fleener et al., 1997, p. 75). - Children increase their attention while reading if they understand the story. - Children enjoy literature in which characters experiences are similar to their own - Stimulates their imagination

4. The 3 themes suggest activities for each theme and its benefits

Refer Topic 4 of Module 5. What are the aspects that teachers need to think when they want to choose a storybook? 6. Reading Aloud def and things to consider 7. Craft of storytelling explain to deliver good storytelling 8. Assessments file, listening and speaking n writing\ 9, Visuals are important-if there is no visual, what would you do? 10. Choose the right book to stimulate reading habit, to suit their needs.

Other tips by lecturer 1. Take 2 ebook for Level 1 and level 2. b) Characteristics of a good storybook . c) Why it is vital? d) Reasons for a good storybook. - Provide an enjoyable read. - Good books show the lesson rather than tell it. - Moral value - Language simple - Mobile - easy to bring around