And the book study is on its way.... Each week I'm going to give you my insight into each chapter.
How many of you have a "storytelling" time in your schedule? I had never thought about it until I read this book. DUH!? Of course students need to be able to tell a story before they can ever write one. I love how this chapter talked about the importance of every child has a story to tell.
Here are some key points:
*First Day- Read a book and then model telling a story. Do not tell a story on the same topic as the book just read. Students will think their story has to relate to the book and it will not be personal anymore. Choose a few students to tell a story.
* have a basket with students names on clothespins to choose who gets to tell the story. Maybe something similar to below (remind students how to listen to the storyteller)
* Seat of honor for who is telling the story (make sure they are higher than you)
I think these are cute!! I love Pinterest
* Clipboard (with conference notes) to jot down the story told. Click below for a Freebie
* As students tell their story, rephrase their story to them so they can hear the language. "I understand...." Even hold up fingers through parts of their story to help with sequencing their story.
Students can participate in discussion with the storyteller by:
1. Saying what you understand "I understand..."
2. Asking a question to the storyteller
I hope this was helpful :) Please leave a comment or question.