COD 2024 - KP390

Face to face - Storytelling, Picturebooks & Creativity in our English Classrooms

Kindergarten and Lower Primary Teachers

2 sessions, start: 08-Mar

Course detail

Year: 2024
Level: Kindergarten / Primary
Language: English
Status: Postponed
Lugar: ESSARP - Deheza 3139, CABA
Facilitator/s: Mag. Griselda Beacon MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 22000.00
Non affiliate
ARS 22000.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 08 March 2024 09:30 am 12:00 pm
2 05 April 2024 09:30 am 12:00 pm


Griselda Beacon

Griselda Beacon is a teacher educator and specializes in literature & art in ELT. Her interests include literature, young learners, CLIL, creativity and critical interculturality. Passionate about art in education, Griselda carries out projects with literature, storytelling, drama, visual arts and creative writing to foster self-expression and creativity in diverse and inclusive English language classrooms. She holds an MA in Literature and Foreign Language Teaching from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, and has been working in the field of teacher education and Primary curriculum development for over 20 years. She has been sharing her experience as an in-service teacher trainer and curriculum developer in Latin America, Europe, Africa & Asia. She is a co-author of Together (Oxford UP, 2018), an English coursebook series tailor-made for Argentina and co-editor of the book International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT (Palgrave, 2021). Griselda has taught Children’s & Young Adult Literature, Creativity, Drama Techniques in the English Class and Play, Music, Dance & Literature in Pre-Primary Education at Teacher Training Colleges in Buenos Aires. She regularly works as a consultant for educational institutions, such as language schools (NILE - Norwich Institute for Language Education) in the UK, ELT publishers (Oxford University Press) & libraries. At present, she lectures in American Literature at Universidad de Buenos Aires –UBA. In her spare time, Griselda loves dancing, getting lost in bookstores and taking drama classes.
Kindergarten and Lower Primary Teachers
- Explore the teaching potential of stories and picturebooks with (very) young learners: Play with the language at word level, as well as with pronunciation, rhythm, intonation, figures of speech and repetitive structures to develop language awareness.
- Read, perform and tell stories with children to encourage interactive and collaborative learning.
- Learn techniques and strategies to include storytelling, reading aloud and interactive and performative reading into our English language classes.
- Design creative activities to respond to the reading experience and develop self-expression which fosters language appropriation.
- Make our lessons memorable and meaningful!
The workshop explores the possibilities stories and picturebooks offer to help children develop language awareness and appropriation through highly interactive and collaborative activities which foster exploration and discovery. In our session, we will work with contemporary children’s picturebooks and plan engaging activities to trigger the learners’ creativity.

We will read a selection of picturebooks written by Mo Willems, Ed Vere, Anthony Browne, Leo Lionni, Eric Carle, Lucy Cousins, Todd Parr, Hervé Tullet, Michael Rosen, Virginie Morgand, Tomi Ungerer, Judith Kerr, N. Bryon & D. Adeola, Yasmeen Ismail, Jon Classen, Carlson Ellis, C. Naylor-Ballesteros, Kevin Henkes, Peter Reynolds, Chris Raschka, Ed Emberley, Maurice Sendak, Julia Donaldson, Oliver Jeffers, Lisa Mantchev, among others.
Workshop: The sessions have a dialogical and interactive approach in which participants discuss and apply concepts, brainstorm creative teaching ideas, develop supporting teaching materials and carry out the tasks in groups.
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