Storytelling for younger students
Increase oral proficiency and creativity of the class by practicing storytelling.
- Divide the class into groups of four. Give each group a set of Dialoogle Pocket cards and ask them to place the stack of cards on the table with the images facing down.
- Ask one of the pupils in the group to take a card and to tell a story inspired by it.
- When the pupil has finished, the other group members can suggest improvements to the story. The original storyteller decides which suggestions to include and which to reject.
- The next group member takes their turn. The group members take turns telling stories until everyone has told two stories each.
- The group must now select the two best stories. The selected stories must come from two different storytellers.
- The selected stories of each group are told in plenum.
- Have a discussion in class about the things that the students have learned from this exercise. What experiences have they gained? How did the oral presentation go? Are there any tips and tricks you can benefit from?
You can choose to let three students collaborate on telling a story: The first student tells the beginning, the second student the middle, and the last student tells the ending of the story. Then the groups should only tell five shared stories.
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