It is fairly common to come across other language teachers that misinterpret Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling. As a TPRS trainer and aficionado of all things related to teaching with Comprehensible Input I hear teachers say something like, “Oh you don’t teach grammar.”
I restrain myself a bit when I hear that because I realize I have to carefully and gently discuss the process and purpose of TPRS. The purpose is to create students that can understand, process, synthesize, and use language in spontaneous ways on a variety of topics. Doing this includes teaching grammar every single minute of every single day of every single class.
I was recently messing around with some story ideas from BryanKandelTPRS.com. I love the way he has organized his storytelling database with grammatical features. I really appreciate that I can see and understand what his grammar objectives are for each of his stories. This is appealing to those that are trying to figure out the relationship of storytelling and exposing grammar to students for the purpose of acquiring language.
Here is a link to Bryan’s database. I hope you find it as helpful as I have.