Pre-Reading to Make Folktales Accessible

We can make literature accessible to novice and intermediate language learners by broadening the types of pre-reading activities that we do.

  • Activate Prior Knowledge
  • Set the Scene of the Target Culture
  • Engage Students Emotionally in the Characters and Story
  • Provide Context for the Reading
  • Lay down Beginning, Middle and End for students
  • Make Connections to among Meaning, Structures and Lexical Items
  • Help student acquire new lexical items