About This Book
Stories and Storyline is about different kinds of stories, used in a variety of ways, with a common purpose: to develop the communicative language skills of young learners of English. The book is aimed at teachers working within a variety of settings at both primary and secondary level. The authors present a rationale for why stories should be used with this age group (i.e. 6-16) in the language classroom, not just as a reward when the 'real work' is done, but actually as real work. The book contains research-based support for the structured use of stories. Practical ways of working with stories are provided and also details of how teachers might explore the pedagogical benefits of using stories of different kinds for themselves. The book answers the following questions: What do we mean by young learners?Why are stories so powerful?How can stories be used in the foreign language classroom?How can we do research with stories?What is the 'Storyline' approach?How can a Storyline be adapted for different ages and contexts?How can the Storyline approach be researched?