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
Stories for Malaysian Kids
MELTA 2012, Kuching
YOU will be working.
Let’s write some stories!
2. Character(s): Malaysian School Children
3. Problem: Reading in English …
4. Solution: Stories for Malaysian Kids
Create stories that Malaysian kids want to read.
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 …
The Plot: Problem ⇢ Solution
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
A4 or A3 paper
Fold the paper in half
Fold the paper in half again
Fold the paper in half a third time
Unfold as far as the first fold
Cut down to the fold mark
from the fold edge
Unfold, and re-fold the other way
Hold the two ends ...
... and push them together.
And there it is!
Think of a title
Solving the Problem
Use kids’ drawings
Draw like a kid!
Use photos of your students
(maybe they could pose to fit the story)
Draw your own from photos
Use Clip-Art and photos
* As long as it will not be published widely.
Include it on the Stories for Malaysian Kids website.
(We can check and edit it for you first.)
Print Booklets for your students to read right away
Self-Publish with ‘Lulu’, ‘Blurb’ or ‘Create Space’
Look for a publisher
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.
Go to the ‘Stories Blog’ page of the website.
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