Category Archives: Storytelling Teaching Strategies

Explore strategies Teachers can use with Storytelling, particularly in classrooms that may not have many storybooks or texts available.

Storytelling Teaching Strategies: Story Mapping

teaching-strategies-for-stories-story-mapping_thumb Story Map is a representation of the setting, the characters or the events of a story. Story mapping is a simple idea. The end result of a story map may not look as intellectually challenging or as demanding as ten comprehension questions. However, the development of a story map demands a very high level of understanding. Continue reading

Storytelling Teaching Strategies: Story Ladders

teaching-strategies-for-Stories-story-ladder_thumbStory Ladder is created by making a summary of the story then deleting the last half of each sentence. Pupils are asked to recreate a general intent of the sentence rather than reconstruct the original sentence. Pupils can be given the Story Ladder before reading the story and predict the events then read the story and revise their predictions. Continue reading

Storytelling Teaching Strategies: Split Images

teaching-strategies-for-stories-split-images_thumb Split Images is a pair-share activity. Pupils are given a story with pictures. Pupils take turns describing the pictures. This continues to the end of the story. The teacher reads the story to the whole class. The pupils determine how well they described the story by using only the illustrations. Continue reading

Storytelling Teaching Strategies: Reading Response

teaching-strategies-for-stories-reading-response_thumbReading Response offers a variety of ways for pupils to respond to a story. Reading Response offers ideas for all modalities of learning.

  • Retelling the story
  • Dramatizing the story
  • Designing a Reader’s Theatre Script
  • Visually representing the story
  • Writing about the story Continue reading
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