Story Building- June
Story Building is a simple effort to aid language development. By creating and telling a story, children learn to organize their thoughts and use written language to communicate with readers in a variety of ways. Writing stories also helps children better read and understand, stories written by other people. Providing them the appropriate guidelines about how authors create stories and what the different parts of a story is a must. Introducing visual and written prompts that inspire them to think of story ideas and encouraging them to plan before they write will facilitate the child to make a complete and meaningful imaginative stories. How early can we begin? Earlier the better. This is the simplest way children gain vocabulary, expand vocabulary and master comprehension of language. Children who have just begun writing can be encouraged to draw pictures and tell the story which can be written down by adults.
Story in a bag - 7June
Children were provided with 10 pictures. They had to choose 5 of them and build a story around it. Then add 2 more pictures and extend the story further. The basics of story writing were introduced in this session. Each story has a Beginning, Middle and End.
Sequence story - 14 June
Children had to make a story and divide it into 4 sections that can be depicted in a story strip just as a comic strip. Children came up with wonderful stories in this session.
Collage story - 21 June
Children had to select pictures from newspaper, old books and magazines to make up a story. They had to cut and paste those pictures as they built the story.
Puppet story - 28 June
Children learned to make simple stick puppets and finger puppets of the characters in their story and used them to tell the story