Pictures That Build Stories 1
The Martin Family
This set of hand-held visuals has been designed for the following types of language activities:
1. Introducing essential vocabulary and structures by progressive development of a meaningful story line.
2. Practicing and reinforcing tenses, irregular verbs, idiomatic expressions and question formation.
3. Building listening-comprehension skills critical to everyday situations.
4. Stimulating conversation by progressing from controlled oral practice to original self-expression.
On the back of each visual, the basic story is given at two different proficiency levels. The first version presents essential verbal expressions and stresses the present tense. The second version includes additional sentence structures and focuses on irregular verbs in the past tense. A corresponding set of comprehension questions accompanies each version of the story.
DESIGN AND FORMAT
This comprehensive set of instructional materials includes the following components:
1. Forty attractively illustrated, hand-held visuals.
2. Two complete story lines with corresponding comprehensive questions.
3. Two reproducible reading passages for follow-up and reinforcement.
4. Two reproducible contextual quizzes (i.e., cloze passages) to evaluate student comprehension