Tell Us a Tale: Teaching Students to Be Storytellers

This Tell Us a Tale: Teaching Students to Be Storytellers lesson plan also includes:

Encourage scholars to retell their favorite short story or folktale, adding personal details to make it their own. After reading their book of choice several times, story tellers retell a tale verbally to their classmates. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Allow learners to record themselves fro practice purpose, direct them to tell their story, listen or watch it, then revise and edit is needed 
  • Approve the book class members choose prior them starting the assignment to confirm its appropriateness for the lesson   
  • Encourage early finishers to create a visual representation of their new story, display finished products around the classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires copies, books—short stories and folktales—and an optional audio or video recorder
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  • The included graphic organizer is editable online 
  • Provides a list of books appropriate for the lesson topic 

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