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  • PLewis8
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    23 March, 2021 at 11:57
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    I am an undergrad at CSU Stanislaus, and I was hoping I could find a few teachers here that would be willing to share their experiences and insights with me. I am writing a paper on the use of storytelling in language learning classrooms, and I have a questionnaire to try and get a sense of how teachers choose to use stories in their lessons. This is mostly geared for those who teach young language learners, but if you teach older language learners then I am also interested in your response to see what the comparisons or differences might be. If you are interested in helping me, please respond to the questions below.

    For the context of this questionnaire, stories will include using literature (such as children’s books or short stories) or spoken stories told by the teacher and/or students.

    1. What grades or age groups have you been a language instructor for?

    2. How long have you been a language instructor?

    3. How often do you use written stories in your classes for the purpose of language instruction? (Ex. children’s books, short stories, novels)
    a. Never
    b. A few times each term
    c. Once a month
    d. Once a week
    e. A few times each week
    f. At least once a day

    4. How often do you use spoken stories in your classroom for the purpose of language instruction?
    a. Never
    b. A few times each term
    c. Once a month
    d. Once a week
    e. A few times each week
    f. At least once a day

    5. When you plan a lesson, how often will you use a written story for the purpose of introducing new vocabulary?
    a. Never
    b. Sometimes
    c. Often
    d. Always

    6. When you plan a lesson, how often will you include a spoken story for the purpose of introducing new vocabulary?
    a. Never
    b. Sometimes
    c. Often
    d. Always

    7. When you plan a lesson, how often will you use a written story for the purpose of introducing new grammar? (Ex. verb forms, adverbs, etc.)
    a. Never
    b. Sometimes
    c. Often
    d. Always

    8. When you plan a lesson, how often will you use a spoken story for the purpose of introducing new grammar?
    a. Never
    b. Sometimes
    c. Often
    d. Always

    9. How often do you use written stories for students to practice reading comprehension?
    a. Never
    b. Sometimes
    c. Often
    d. Always

    10. How often do you use spoken stories for students to practice listening comprehension?
    a. Never
    b. Sometimes
    c. Often
    d. Always

    11. When you tell a story in class (written or spoken) how engaged do your students become in the
    activity?
    a. not at all
    b. less engaged
    c. average
    d. more engaged

    12. Give an example of a lesson where you used a story (written or spoken) as the main activity or focus of the lesson.

    13. When you tell a story in class (written or spoken), what do your students normally do? Do they sit quietly? Do they ask questions? Will they repeat phrases that they hear on their own? Do you have them interact with the story in some way?

    14. From your observations, how much would you say your students enjoy the stories that are used for the class? What is the general mood in the classroom when you tell a story to your students?

    15. When you plan a lesson, what kinds of topics are you more likely to use a story to teach the subject matter? (Ex. grammar, vocabulary, cultural topics)

    16. In your experience, have there been any topics where storytelling was not effective in teaching the subject matter?

    Thank you for participating, I look forward to reading your responses. :)

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