COD 2022 - D696

Webinar - Teaching English to Very Young Learners through Stories: A Multisensory Experience

Kindergarten & Lower Primary teachers

1 sessions, start: 09-Apr

Course detail

Year: 2022
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Griselda Beacon MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 2200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 2200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 09 April 2022 10:00 am 11:30 am


Griselda Beacon

Griselda Beacon is a teacher trainer and a literature lover. She delivers teacher training workshops and talks on literature and foreign language learning in international contexts.
Griselda holds an MA in English & Literature and German as a Foreign Language from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. She has been working in the field of teacher education and Primary curriculum development for over 20 years.
She is a co-author of Together (Oxford UP), a tailor-made English coursebook series for Argentina, and co-editor of the book International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT (Palgrave, 2021).
She delivers teacher training workshops for several institutions, such as ESSARP, Oxford University Press in South America, NILE – Norwich Institute for Language Education in the UK, and she is currently mentoring the Young Learners Hub in Globe –TransformELT.
Her special interests include literature, young learners, creativity, CLIL and intercultural education. Passionate about children’s literature, Griselda loves visiting schools for storytelling sessions, reads picturebooks with children, and carries out projects with literature and art to foster creative reading, play, drama, diversity and inclusion in the English classroom.
She currently lectures in American Literature at UBA and teaches Children & Young Adults' Literature at IES en Lenguas Vivas Juan Ramón Fernández, Creativity at ENS en Lenguas Vivas S. B. de Spangenberg, Play, Music, Dance and Literature in Pre-Primary Education at IESPEI Sara Eccleston and Drama Techniques in the English Class at ISP Joaquín V. Gonzalez.
Kindergarten & Lower Primary teachers
- Explore stories for very young learners which promote learning through all our senses.

- Bring together different strategies to encourage children’s holistic learning: Drama and Storytelling techniques, Arts & Crafts.

- Think and plan a variety of multisensory activities to work with stories in the classroom (creative reading, performing, arts & crafts) which help children to enjoy stories, learn English and develop their creative and critical thinking skills.
The workshop explores the power of stories to help children develop their imagination, creativity, language awareness and appropriation through all their senses. We will think and plan activities that provide space for exploration and discovery: interactive and collaborative games, performative tasks and artistic proposals. In our session, we will work with contemporary children’s books and engage in tasks that will put us to work actively and collaboratively.

The children’s book selection for our session includes authors such as Viviane Schwarz, Anthony Browne, Jon Klassen, Richard Byrne, Mo Willems, Kevin Henkes, Giles Andrade & Nick Sharratt, Julia Donaldson, Ed Emberley, Michael Rosen, among others.
Workshop: Dialogical and interactive approach in which participants will discuss and apply concepts, brainstorm creative teaching ideas, develop supporting teaching materials and carry out the tasks in groups.
Egan, Kieran. (2005) An Imaginative Approach to Teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
Grondona White, Cristina y Graciela Moyano. (2004) Storytelling in the EFL Classroom. Words on Words – UK Literature for children and teenagers. British Council Argentina
Lazar, Gillian. (2005) Literature and Language Teaching. Cambridge: CUP.
Maley, Alan. (1994) Short and Sweet. Short Texts and How to Use Them. Londres: Penguin
McRae, John. (1991) Literature with a Small “l”. Londres: Macmillan
Pope, Rob. (1995) Textual Intervention. Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies. Londres: Routledge
Worthy, Jo. (2005) Readers Theater for Building Fluency. New York: Teaching Resources
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