How to encourage critical thinking through storytelling children children's literature critical thinking elt extensive reading language teaching reading stories storytelling Oct 22, 2021

By Dr Jeremy Koay

Critical thinking is widely agreed on as an important component in language classrooms. But what is critical thinking? Yang and Gamble (2013, p. 398) state that critical thinking involves at least four skills:

  • metacognition (awareness of one’s own thought processes)
  • ...
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How to enhance children’s imagination in reading creative creativity critical reading elt imagination story storytelling strategies Oct 22, 2021

By Dr Jeremy Koay

Most of us would agree that innovation is a result of imagination and creativity. How can language teachers and parents encourage children to be more imaginative and creative when reading stories? Consider these six ideas.

1. Connect with your experiences

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How do you make story time fun for children? body language children elt fun rhymes rhythm stories story story time storytelling Oct 22, 2021

By Dr Jeremy Koay

Stories, either written or spoken, are part of our everyday experience. You have read or heard stories that make you laugh, that awaken your curiosity, that inspire; as well, of course as the boring ones!

Most parents and teachers are aware of the benefits of reading storybooks...

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