Storyshaping 5 Stars
14 December 2009Add to My Folder
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Create shared stories through talk, with the help of Storyshapes – a hands-on literacy support tool
Storyshaping is an inclusive and interactive way to create shared oral stories. Children can explore and invent new places, times, characters, questions and ideas to build a collaborative story, as they express their own ideas and listen to others’ ideas. Using the Storyshapes also develops an awareness of story structure, helping children to sequence and remember their ideas, which will enable them to later put their ideas into writing.
Storyshaping uses five Storyshapes that represent the building blocks for a story: place, time, character, question and idea. These tactile shapes are passed around a small group and used as prompts to build a story through talk. If you do not have a set of Storyshapes available, you can still use these five concepts as prompts for creating a shared story with a group of children. You may find it helpful to display the ‘Story planner’ (available in PowerPoint, SMART Notebooks and Promethean Flipchart files) while you create your story.
Creating your story
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