Ask the students about stories they like to read, listen to, watch on TV. Have a brief, 5 minute discussion on stories and storytelling.
Ask the students where they would go to find a good story.
Characteristics of a good story:A single theme, clearly definedA well developed plotStyle: vivid word pictures, pleasing sounds and rhythmCharacterizationFaithful to sourceDramatic appealAppropriateness to listeners
Storytellers learn their stories in many different ways: Read or listen to a story over and overMeditate on itType or write out the storyMindmap the storyAsk the students which they would find most helpful and why.
Remind students about the skills learned in the previous Presentation skills lesson. Demonstrate good and bad storytelling techniques.
Ask the students to recall the key aspects to storytelling.
Introduction to Storytelling
ObjectiveAt the end of this lesson, you will be able to create an outline for a story with an introduction, middle and conclusion.
Feedback Was the story well-rounded? What was best part of the story? What part of the story could have used improvement? What messages did you receive? Did the storyteller seem authentic? Were all of their remarks understandable? Were you focused on the story all the time?
Let’s Practice! Outline a story about a specific place you know well Beginning – Middle - End Present story to the class