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Oral Storytelling

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Lesson 1

Writing Your Own Story

Prerequisite Learning

  • Students are familiar with the terms: plot, character, setting, moral of a story and point of view.
  • Students are familiar with the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising, etc.)

Learning Outcomes

In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify different types of stories, as well as significant elements in a story.
  • recall and relate, in their own words, the major parts of a story and its supporting details.
  • discuss their own and others' understanding of various community and cultural traditions, in various times and places, as portrayed in texts.
  • create a new story or re-design a familiar one.

Activity 1.1
Exploring Aboriginal Stories
The teacher will retell an Aboriginal story using Storytelling Hints and invite the students to explore a variety of story examples.

Activity 1.2
Writing a Cultural Story
Students will write their own original story or re-write a story they are familiar with.

Evaluation Tools
Writing a Story

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