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Art History is Filled with Stories Storytellers on Tour Have students practice retelling folktales in their classroom. When students feel confident, teams of three or four students at a time can then take their tales to other classes for a storytelling concert. If older students are sent to the younger grades, ask the younger grades to thank the storytellers with drawings inspired by their stories.
The next day the story is completed and a new one begun and left open-ended at an exciting moment. Stories could be selected from the Tales of the Arabian Nights and told in this fashion, as in the style of Shahrazad, its great storyteller.
According to legend, she told stories in this way to a sultan for nights, which is why the stories of the Arabian Nights is also called " Nights.
Looking at the painting for inspiration, the class constructs the first few sentences of a tale through group discussion and suggestion.
The paragraph is then sent on to another class which reads the first paragraph and adds on another. The process is repeated including as many classes as possible until the tale seems finished.
All the classes then gather to hear the result of their group effort read out loud and to see the painting, that inspired the story.
A Story Treasure Hunt A class selects a well-known fable or folktale. The plot is simplified into a sequence of events that can be transcribed onto cards with short sections of the tale on each.
Students hide the cards out of sequence throughout the school or classroom. A treasure map showing the exact location where all the cards are hidden, is given to another class Or, with clues, one card can lead to the next. Groups of students must find the cards and assemble them in correct order. Two classes can trade treasure hunts by putting the stories on two different-colored cards.
Old Time Radio Show Using the PA system like an old time radio show, have classes create a story broadcast at a special time each week for the whole school to hear. This could also be an ongoing project. Use a tape recorder for rehearsal so that students can hear how the program will sound.
The show could have a magazine format, featuring interviews with teachers, student stories or poetry, or discussion of the latest school issues. Finding Stories in Songs Find and learn songs which tell a story. Folk ballads to contemporary songs often suggest a larger tale.High School English Lesson Plan: Short Stories The following lesson plan and lesson narrative show English teachers how they can incorporate the use of literacy strategies to support high school students to learn English language arts • Materials: short story text.
A comprehensive, coeducational Catholic High school Diocese of Wollongong - Albion Park Act Justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God Micah Free Multi-Grade Worksheets, Puzzles, and Activities Multi-Grade English/Language Arts Worksheets. Look, Think, and Write Worksheet Set 1 - Students will use their imagination when writing stories to accompany one or all of the ten pictures in this packet.
Writing a Friendly Letter Worksheet Set - This set reviews the parts of a letter, addressing an envelope, and provides a sheet for students. Story Writing Activities test and enhance your child’s ability to spin words and sentences and come up with something original.
The art of writing is a powerful tool to express a variety of feelings, thoughts, facts and emotions. Writing Stories Worksheets and Printables For some kids, creative writing comes naturally. For others, it’s a challenge that at times can be overwhelming and frustrating.
1) Writing Traditional Stories from a Different Point of View.
Read "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" (by Jon Scieszka) with the children.