Key Questions and Comments
Mrs. Crawford and Mr. Webster explain that this strategy helps to engage students. What about this method do you think is so engaging for students?
If you studied a foreign language in middle school or high school, how does this method differ from the instruction you received? What kind of difference do you think this would have made in regards to your learning?
Think about how Mrs. Crawford explained circling in the video. Do you think this method could be used in your subject matter? What would be some advantages of this?
Mr. Webster talks about the importance of personalizing the content for students. Consider how you could add this element into your next lesson.
Notice the laughter of students as they begin to comprehend what is being said. There is clear engagement with these lessons.
Description of Video
Discover how Jess Crawford and Matthew Webster teach proficiency through reading and storytelling (TPRS).
0:11 Introduction to Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling
0:56 Mr. Webster using TPRS
1:09 Mrs. Crawford using TPRS
2:08 Engagement of students
2:30 Mrs. Crawford using TPRS
Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling