by Barbara Strobel
Grades: 4 and 5
Duration: 4 – 6 days
- To engage children in the art of storytelling
- To develop public speaking skills
- Share spooky New England with students
- Read your chosen story to the class
- What is storytelling?
- What makes a good storyteller?
- Retelling without sounding like it is memorized
- Know the key points of your story.
- Model Storytelling:
- Retell the story you have read to the class making sure to demonstrate points to the class that you previously discussed.
- Have the students share what they noticed about your storytelling that made it good.
- Students will read stories from Spooky New England Part III (Or whatever section you want them to look at.)
- They will choose 1 story that they want to work with.
- Go over the rubric with the students
- Go over the peer conferencing sheet with them
- Students will start practicing their story
- Students meet with a partner
- They critique each others storytelling abilities using the peer conferencing sheet
- Students will meet in groups of 3 or 4
- Each will take a turn telling their story
- Each member of the group will fill out a peer conferencing sheet for the other members of the group.
- Students will present their story to the class.
- The teacher will use the rubric to assess the students