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An Interactive Storytelling Puzzle: Building a Positive Environment in a Second Language

  title={An Interactive Storytelling Puzzle: Building a Positive Environment in a Second Language},
  author={Lisa M. Roof and Cheryl A. Kreutter},
The Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) method promised superior results in a second language classroom. However, experiences using the method in a middle school Spanish classroom were not always positive. Classroom structure dissolved during the interactive storytelling sessions when students’ disruptive responses overshadowed the benefits of the teaching method. This paper describes an action research project designed to analyze student engagement during two different… Expand

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