Short Story, Digital Story, Your Story

Short Story, Digital Story, Your Story

Storyboard Description

ESL teachers can incorporate short stories and digital stories into their lesson plans to encourage reading, writing, multicultural, and digital literacies.

Storyboard Text

  • ESL Students are frustrated with reading and writing in English.
  • I don't enjoy reading and writing in English because my vocabulary is weak.
  • I don't understand the novel!
  • ESL students are reading material that is too easy or too difficult.
  • I read children's books to my daughter at night. They're easy, but the books at school are difficult.
  • Not all ESL teachers are reading specialists.
  • My students don't do the readings for the novel I've assigned.
  • Level appropriate short stories may be a better choice for your students.
  • Not all ESL teachers are properly trained in technology.
  • The other ESL teachers are using Web 2.0 tools, but I don't feel confident.
  • Let's scaffold using Web 2.0 tools for you just as you would for your students.
  • ESL students have stories to share with the world.
  • I'd like to tell the other students about my country and my family's journey to America.
  • I can help you create digital stories with Web 2.0 tools.
  • ESL teachers can help their students to improve their reading and writing by scaffolding the process with Web 2.0 tools.
  • I'll do anything to get them to read!
  • I can't wait to read their digital stories!
  • Let's get started!
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