A repost from 2009:
I suggest that we endeavor to respect the continuum of hearing and seeing in L2 – the auditory part in stories, and the visual part in readings. When I say continuum, I mean flow of L2, as in din of L2, in stories. Readers unfamiliar with Krashen’s term Din are invited to google it bc it has everything to do with our work.
Flow compares to an orchestral rehearsal. When the conductor stops the flow of music to make some point, and the musicians grab their pencils, bring their instruments down, lean forward, make a note in the music in response to the conductor’s comment, and then begin again.