Elissa McLean

Elissa sent a few stories done by her elementary kids. Like with Angela, this shows the final product, not the process of creating it. The thing I like about it are the cards which teach reading at the same time. Elementary TPRS is not my area, of course, and I do feel it is quite different from what we do at the secondary level. Michel Baker in South Carolina and Leslie Davison here in Colorado and many others – Carol Gaab of course – are doing great things in using comprehensible inut with younger kids. Here are the links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u_IefpY6v0 (Elissa’s 3rd/4th grade class acting out a story they created in class)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbfiuaQXaR8 (a 1st/2nd grade class – story idea from Liz Hughes)



2 thoughts on “Elissa McLean”

  1. Hi!
    is the link for the “Oso Panda” video.
    I’d love to hear people’s thoughts/suggestions on these.
    I’m wondering about having the students narrate or not. They really wanted to, so I went with it, but in some cases I let their errors fly b/c I didn’t want to keep correcting them! Maybe if I have students narrate in the future I should be sure to pick students who have good pronunciation and not just the ones who want to do it.
    These were fun to make (but hard with a 20 minute class period with the 1st and 2nd grade!) and my hope is that since they are now starring in a movie, they’ll watch their movie a bunch (more reps!!!) and maybe even their parents can learn something 🙂

  2. LanYing McQueen put her students (kindergarten and 1st grade) on a private web page for the parents to check out the progress in Mandarin. Every kid told every chapter story. Pretty impressive. She will be at NTPRS, so look for her. She will be my roommate so I can help you find her if you are interested.

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