Appendix 1: If the approach and programme are new to you 46
The Growing Participator Approach versus traditional approaches 46
Some essential concepts of the Growing Participator Approach 48
Growing participator 48
Growth zone 48
Supercharged participation sessions 48
Negotiation of meaning 49
Massaging stories 49
Iceberg Principle 49
Word log 49
Listening Library 50
The importance of frequency 50
The Six-Phase Programme 51
Appendix 2: Resources for Early Sessions 51
Bridge Stories 51
The Story of Cinderella 51
Noah and the Great Flood 53
Goldilocks and the Three Bears 54
The First Man and Woman 55
An “attempted” Script of Life 57
Appendix 3: Brainstorming for Script of Life Ideas 58
Appendix 4: Shared Story Resources Rated from Easy to Difficult 59
Welcome to Phase 3, the Shared Story Phase. You may be continuing on from Phase 2 the Story Building Phase, or you may not have been thinking in terms of phases, but after conferring with a language learning advisor, you suspect that Phase 3 might be appropriate for you as the place from which to grow onward. If the Growing Participator Approach and the Six Phase Programme are new to you, then you need to read Appendix 1 in order to understand all of the concepts used in the rest of this guide.
On the other hand, if you just want to plunge into some fruitful activities, you can go straight to the section “What is needed for the first session of Phase 3” and in that section, to the sub-point “A world story (or other Bridge Story) such as Cinderella”. After reading that sub-point, go on to the section “The activities of Day 1,” and to the subsection “Activity 1: Hearing and massaging a Bridge Story”. Having read that much, you can start right in using the Bridge Story Activity. Then you can gradually read this entire guide in order to enrich your programme, and to better understand why you are doing what you are doing.
Alternatively, after reading Appendix 1 (if the approach and programme are new to you), you can just read from the beginning of this guide up through the end of the material on Phase 3A, and then begin the activities of Phase 3A. Then you can read the later sections on Phase 3B and Phase 3C as they become relevant.
However you could just read the whole guide at the outset!