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Using repetitive structures

Watch this video in which Dr Colin Christie discusses how we might use stories in the classroom.

Watch this video in which Dr Colin Christie demonstrates and discusses how we might use stories in the primary languages classroom.

Pupils can repeat structures and predict language. By showing books, visuals and language can be linked together in order to explore different topics via eg. emotions.

Search for a story which has a number of repeated structures. In the comments below post the name of the book, author and ideas for how to use it.

The books mentioned in the video are:

  1. Brown, Ruth: ‘Une histoire sombre… très sombre’. Editions Gallimard Jeunesse.
  2. Llenas, Anna: ‘La couleur des emotions’. Editions Quatre Fleuves.
  3. Parr, Todd: ‘The feelings book’. Little, Brown and Company.
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