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"Clickable Animated Stories" are stories that I have written and animated in PowerPoint.
The advantage of these stories over books is mainly two-fold: 1) the stories are animated and 2) the words from the story that are on the worksheet are cued up when encountered. This helps students of lower English ability to follow along with the story, since they can learn the vocabulary being used as it becomes relevant. It also helps the teacher make sure students are paying attention and following along. The worksheets can also be used as measures of accountability to show what the students have done in class.
The advantage of these stories over videos is that the progression of the story is controlled. This allows the teacher to change the pace for different classes. The teacher can ask questions, elicit information, provide details, or anything else before moving to the next "page" of the story.
The Lion And The Mouse (and Part Two, The Mouse And The Lion) is based on a classic Aesop's Fable. A lion catches a mouse but agrees to free him. The mouse promises to return the favor and later helps release the lion from a trap. In my version, the language is tailored for easy understanding. Many of the words are used repeatedly and the grammar structures between parts one and two are mirrored as often as possible. Although it's a well-known story to many of us, telling the story in this format still affords many opportunities for fun and learning. Students whom I've taught the story to who had already heard it (generally in their mother tongue), enjoyed this version immensely.
The moral is that if you help others, you will be helped in return.
This product includes the PowerPoint presentations (animations and text, as well as a worksheet introduction and answer key for review); worksheets in DOC format (you can edit them as desired); and a TXT file containing the text, ideas to incorporate into the story telling, and sample questions and answers to check student comprehension.
The material included in the sample is limited because of file size restrictions. Also because of file size, the detail level of pictures had to be reduced. The sample includes the single-sided worksheet (not the double-sided option) and about half of the first part of the story (without the discussion question or answer key for review).