Storytelling Ideas

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How can we create interesting lessons for storytelling?

  1. Make storycards – Use pictures.
  2. The Story Bag/ Puzzle Tale – Place pictures or objects.
  3. Use drawing – Let children draw.
  4. Acting out storybooks – with the help of props or puppets, facial expressions.
  5. Play doh storytelling – use playdoh to recreate characters in the story.
  6. Storyboxes – Making diorama.
  7. Storytelling board – Use pictures.
  8. Writing the stories based on pictures.
  9. Use realia – bring in real objects or get the pupils to bring it.
  10. Use thinking hats – De Bono hats
  11. Experiment different voices for different characters.
  12. Digital storytelling projects using StoryBird, StoryJumper, Windows Movie Maker.
  13. Story Circle – Get pupils to retell the story.
  14. A Story Treasure Hunt – Hide plot cards and get pupils to assemble the cards.
  15. Story Cubes – Dice with characters/ elements in the story.

English Teaching Webtools: Conversation

This post  will list down all the useful and free webtools that can be used by ESL teachers to teach English in their classrooms.

1. Blabberize

This web tool allows teachers to animate pictures so that animals, people and objects could talk.

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2. Bitstrips

This web tool allows teachers to make their own comics.

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3. Comic Master

This is a free web application that allows teachers to create comics online.

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4. Voki

This web tool allows teachers to create personalised avatars. It’s a great language teaching tools.

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