Our first ‘new unit’ activity involved a bit of brainstorming. We asked two questions.
What is a story?
Why do people tell stories?
Here is what we thought of in answer to the first question…..
- ‘a story is when you read a book’
- ‘the author writes the book ‘
- ‘some books don’t have words’
- ‘a story has pictures’
- ‘the author invents the story’
- ‘people can copy stories’
- ‘some people write fiction stories and some people write non-fiction stories’
- ‘stories are what people write about’
and here are our ideas in answer to the second…..
- ‘to make peace’
- ‘for people to understand more things’
- ‘for people to learn different languages’
- ‘to help people remember what they saw’
- ‘to help children grow and read and learn more things’
- ‘for people to enjoy’
- ‘so children can laugh’
Finally we each drew and wrote about the different ways in which people can tell stories. As well as the more obvious reading from a book…..
which almost everybody thought of, one person told us her dad’s grandpa told her dad stories when he was little.
You can tell stories with puppets…..
and see stories on a TV.
You can write a short story on one piece of paper…..
make up a story or even copy a story.
People read stories on the smartboard…..
and act out stories.
People tell stories using actions…..
and by singing.
What a LOT ways of telling stories we thought of between us; I wonder if we will discover any more.