Semillitas de Aprendizaje Storytelling and Storyreading Videos DVD

Managing Editor and Lead Author: Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D., IDRA. Storytellers: Oralia H. Lamas and Cameron Taylor, M.Ed.

$20.00

Storytelling has been with us throughout human history. There is a strong connection between the teller and listener and a unique kind of engagement with the story. Both storytelling and storyreading support learning in the classroom and provide different kinds of literacy experiences for students. This DVD is the newest feature of IDRA’s bilingual (Spanish/English) supplemental early childhood curriculum. The engaging DVD contains the 10 Semillitas de Aprendizaje™ stories told in two styles: storyreading (in English) and storytelling (in Spanish).

Storytelling Videos in Spanish – Be transported into the world of the Semillitas de Aprendizaje characters through traditional storytelling techniques that convey the meaning and spirit of each tale. Each story in Spanish is preceded by an opening gathering song and followed by a closing song. Encourage your students to sing along.

Storyreading Videos in English – Watch and listen as each Semillitas de Aprendizaje story is read aloud with dramatic voices and actions. Your students will enjoy reading along and imitating the characters.

One copy of the DVD is included in the Semillitas de Aprendizaje Classroom Master Set.


Visit the Semillitas de Aprendizaje website for details and to see a sample classroom lesson, scope and sequence (two), and sample video clips from the Storytelling DVD.

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Development Team

Managing Editor and Lead Author: Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D., IDRA

Storytellers: Oralia H. Lamas and Cameron Taylor, M.Ed.

Video production: Say It With Photos Videos and More… and Maverick Video Productions, Inc.


Technical assistance and training are also available from IDRA, including classroom demonstrations and observations, coaching for success and nurturing of innovations.