Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Storytelling to Reinforce Vocabulary

One thing I LOVE to do with my students is to find clip art or drawings that depict a story that goes along with their vocabulary.

I usually find 6-8 photos that can follow a story and put them on a piece of paper.  Then, I ask them to write a story that the photos could illustrate.  I give prizes to the stories that are the most "extravagant" but still follow the photos.  Extravagance includes accuracy, details (both seen and unseen), extras, etc.  I also leave out the "last photo" and ask them to use their imaginations to finish the story.

At the end, they all share.  It's always a lot of fun to see what they all came up with, especially for an ending.

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