Playing with Words is a collaborative approach to play-based storytelling with students who are blind or visually impaired who have additional disabilities, including those who are autistic or deafblind. Co-creating stories is focused on the process, rather than the product. That is, it focuses on expanding language and communication, self-determination, self-regulation, and creativity rather than a perfectly composed story. The adult is a support, rather than an authority, building on student interests and using props to expand playful exploration and expression.
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Please take time to view video examples of different types of storytelling:
Webinar: Playing with Words (hosted by TSBVI)
Original webinar date: 6/25/2020
Description: Playing with Words is a collaborative approach to play-based storytelling with students who are blind or visually impaired who have additional disabilities, including those who are autistic or deafblind. Learn about this microsite on Paths to Literacy, which includes student videos, planning and reflection forms, and ideas & resources to implement this technique.
- Develop an awareness of the Playing with Words approach to storytelling.
- Increase understanding about the different types of stories.
- Become familiar with ideas and resources on the microsite
- Introduction 23:29
- Experience Stories 06:10
- Songs & Poems 04:21
- Pretend Stories 06:43
- Yoga Stories 02:54
- Epic Stories 16:23
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- What is Playing with Words?
- Introduction to Playing with Words
- Essential Components
- Expanded Essential Components
- Planning an Activity
- Reflecting on Instruction
- Experience Stories
- Songs and Poems
- Pretend Stories
- Yoga Stories
- Epic Stories
- Video Listing for Playing with Words
- Why Is It Important?
- How Do I Get Started?
- Other Ways to Play with Words
- Recommended Reading for Playing with Words
- Site Map of Playing with Words