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Stories for Malaysian Kids. MELTA 2012, Kuching. Training Fellow Ruth Wickham. MEd TESOL (Wollongong Uni ), and BEd English Language Training Fellow, IPGKDRI, K Terengganu 20 years’ teaching Australian primary schools 12 years a field linguist in the Torres Strait

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Stories for Malaysian Kids

MELTA 2012, Kuching


Training Fellow Ruth Wickham

  • MEd TESOL (Wollongong Uni), and BEd

  • English Language Training Fellow, IPGKDRI, K Terengganu

  • 20 years’ teaching Australian primary schools

  • 12 years a field linguist in the Torres Strait

  • 6 years teaching and managing ESL courses in China, Turkey, UK, Saudi Arabia and Australia.


Lecturer Azlindabt A Aziz

  • Language lecturer at InstitutPendidikan Guru, KampusDato’ Razali Ismail in Kuala Terengganu

  • Bachelor of Education (TESL)

  • Master of Education (TESL) degree from UiTM

  • 15 + years teaching English in Primary schools

  • Research interest Language Learning.


This is a WORKSHOP

YOU will be working.

Let’s write some stories!


The Elements of our Story:

  • Setting: Malaysia, Primary Schools


The Elements of our Story:

2. Character(s): Malaysian School Children


The Elements of our Story:

3. Problem: Reading in English …


The Elements of our Story:

4. Solution: Stories for Malaysian Kids


They WANT to read

  • Because they are CURIOUS.


They WANT to read

  • Because it is ABOUT THEM.


Create stories that Malaysian kids want to read.


1. Know your students

Do you know their hopes and wishes, dreams and fears …?


What Super Power would you like to have?


If you had 3 wishes …


Tell me about something …

embarrassing

funny

happy

sad

frightening


2. Plan Your Story

Setting


2. Plan Your Story

Character(s)


2. Plan Your Story

The Plot: Problem ⇢ Solution


The Moral of the Story

Reading

is

fun!


You will receive 3 pieces of paper:

1. Participant’s notes

2. Participant’s worksheet

Fill it in and hand it in

Read it and keep it

3. A blank sheet of paper

Make a Little Book and keep it


Let’s make a Little Book


You need:

pens/pencils

scissors

A4 or A3 paper


Step 1:

Fold the paper in half


Step 2:

Fold the paper in half again


Step 3:

Fold the paper in half a third time


Step 4:

Unfold as far as the first fold

Cut down to the fold mark

from the fold edge


Step 5:

Fold

Cut section

Unfold, and re-fold the other way


Hold the two ends ...

... and push them together.


And there it is!


Use your little book to plan your story

Think of a title


Use your little book to plan your story

Setting

Problem

2

1


Use your little book to plan your story

Solving the Problem

3

4


Use your little book to plan your story

The Results

5

6


3. Illustrations

Use kids’ drawings


3. Illustrations

Draw like a kid!


3. Illustrations

Use photos of your students

(maybe they could pose to fit the story)


3. Illustrations

Draw your own from photos


3. Illustrations

Use Clip-Art and photos

* As long as it will not be published widely.


4. Publish Your Story

Include it on the Stories for Malaysian Kids website.

(We can check and edit it for you first.)


4. Publish Your Story

Print Booklets for your students to read right away


4. Publish Your Story

Self-Publish with ‘Lulu’, ‘Blurb’ or ‘Create Space’


4. Publish Your Story

Look for a publisher


Let’s Get Started

1. Keep the notes – especially take note of the website.

2. Keep your little book – remember how to make one

3. Fill in the worksheet and hand it.

We’d like to keep in touch.


Participant’s Worksheet 1


Participant’s Worksheet 2


Participant’s Worksheet 3


How to stay in touch

Go to the ‘Stories Blog’ page of the website.

Click on RSS feed and receive news as it happens.


Use the Course on the Website


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