Stories Without End
24 open-ended stories to engage students in reading, discussion, and creative writing
by Taylor Sapp
Pub Date 23 Apr 2018
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Stories Without End engages students through intriguing short stories that make them think and wonder. What if we could teleport anywhere in the world whenever we wanted to? Will robots ever replace human teachers? Why are some people optimists while others are pessimists? Where does our personality come from?
Stories Without End also gets students creating with engaging projects. Because the stories have no end, students will have to create their own. They’ll also find themselves writing about one particular character, drawing a scene from the story, interviewing people about the theme of the story, or keeping a dream journal. Each story is also supported with questions and vocabulary activities to introduce the story and followed by discussion questions.
Perfect for teaching reading, creative writing, or discussion. And it’s a flexible resource. Use it as the main book for a month-long elective, as a regular supplement activity, or an occasional treat for the students!
I cannot wait to use Taylor’s book with my students. His “Stories Without End” truly bring reading and writing together as a meaningful activity for lower- to intermediate-level learners in a way that few – if any – tasks do. —Verena Schäfers Sutherland, MATESOL PCC Newberb/Linfield College
I love the variety of topics and levels. The open-ended stories are especially fun and motivating. — Mina Gavell, ESL teacher
Taylor's well thought-out approach to using fiction in an ESOL environment really stands out. Having all the elements for introducing, discussing, and branching out from the reading in a self-contained package is very useful. —Andrew L. Professor of MATESOL, Concordia University, Portland.
The focus on engaging reading and writing materials is really what students need! —David Williams, English Professor, Dhofar University
I like the concept. I’m sure it will meet the objective of encouraging discussion in class. —Christiane Brew, English teacher, www.lotus.consulting
The book was really fun! All the English textbooks I've used had rather boring stories . . . but this is so unique. —Yurie S, ESL student