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Language and Communication tell a story using a visual framework  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

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To use a visually supportive framework such as a story planner to tell or re-tell the key parts of a story using their own words

Early years skill:not specified
Early years typical range:not specified
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Speaking
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:L2b
TAP skill:Language Expression
TAP level:TAP68
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info

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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Story Planner News

Simple story frame, including the main story features: who, where, when, what happened. (There is a simple and clear one in the Narrative Pack, Black Sheep Press)

Pens

Who?  
Where?  
When?  
What happened?  
End  

1. Explain to the children that they are going to report on something they have done to the rest of the group. This can be a class activity, or it can be something they have done at home;

2. Explain that they are going to use the story planner to help remember what they need to include. Go over the planner and explain what each part means (give an example by telling your own story);

3. Explain that every story needs to have these key points of information;

4. Let each child draw or write the details of their story in the planner;

5. They should take it in turns to report back to the group.

You may need to help the children decide what they are going to talk about before they start working on the planner.

Book review with Story Planner

A simple story planner as described above.

A simple book (one with no words or one sentence per page is good). You could also use a set of 5-6 sequencing cards.

Pens

This can easily be used with an individual child as well.

To make the task easier, let the children see the pictures as you tell the story.

If the writing or drawing is difficult and takes too long, write several key words in each section of the story planner and have the children circle the right ones. (Make sure you include some details that are not from your story, to give them a choice.)

Reporters

Simple picture book

Photocopied pictures of the key details from the book. (If you can shrink them onto one page it is easier to see them all.)

Story planners

pens

This would work well with a pair of children, or with 3 or 4 children.

If the writing or drawing is difficult and takes too long, write several key words in each section of the story planner and have the children circle the right ones. (Make sure you include some details that are not from your story, to give them a choice.)

Guess the Story

Story planners

A set of sequencing pictures for each child and an extra one

A photocopy of each set of pictures - a whole set per page.

You could use two photocopies of each sequence instead of having the actual cards - this cuts down on the amount of paper etc!

If the writing or drawing is difficult and takes too long, write several key words in each section of the story planner and have the children circle the right ones. (Make sure you include some details that are not from your story, to give them a choice.)

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