B11 - Teaching with TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) Novels: Building Intercultural Understanding in the TPRS Classroom

Using TPRS novels in the second language classroom is a powerful way to provide compelling, contextualized and comprehensible input to language learners. It is also an easy way for teachers new to TPRS to begin their TPRS journey. Novels can provide many opportunities for students to deepen their inter-cultural understanding while making personal connections to the lives of the characters and the events in the story - all while using the target language! This workshop will demonstrate how to plan and teach with novels in order to provide maximum engagement for learners in the reading process. The demonstrations will be based on TPRS novels but the strategies are applicable to all reading and all languages as they are key to developing literacy. Various pre-reading, reading, reflection and assessment strategies will be introduced - including planning for cultural understanding, increasing personal connections through the use of personal questions and answers and Reader’s Theatre.

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Friday 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Room Room 323 & 324

This session is full.


  • Michelle Metcalfe