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Thursday, July 28 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TPRS Training Wheels

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TPRS® on Training Wheels

 In TPRS® we teach a sentence at a time. Teaching a story is nothing more than teaching a series of sentences.

We start with a sentence. (John wants a duck.) We first have to learn to circle the sentence. We then learn to teach the sentence with 5 steps:

  1. Tell the class the sentence or ask the class. (John wants a duck or Does John want a duck?)
  2. Ask the student actor, do you want a duck?
  3. The student actor responds by saying, yes, I want a duck.
  4. You verify the response to the student actor. Yes, you want a duck.
  5. You also verify the answer to the class. Class, John wants a duck.

After you have learned how to circle along with the five steps, you then need to add other characters.

            John wants a duck. Susie wants two ducks. I don’t want a duck. I have a duck.

You now have three characters with one sentence. John wants a duck. Susie wants two ducks. I don’t want a duck.

            Now you circle and do the five steps above at the same time with the three sentences.

            Normally you have to lesson plan your sentences.

            We have some power points that illustrate the story and have the sentences written so that everyone in the class can read the sentence, see the illustration and also see the characters that are dramatizing the story.

            When you feel that students are getting confident in the sentence you are teaching, you then move on to the next slide. (next sentence)

            The power points make lesson planning easy. All you have to do is plan the details you will use for yourself as a parallel character.

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Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books

Thursday July 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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