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


To use a visually supportive framework such as a story line to tell or re-tell a simple 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:L1a
TAP skill:Language Expression
TAP level:TAP60
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) 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 Lines

Washing line


selection of pictures (or objects) tied to the line that can be used to tell a familiar story or rhyme

1. Sit each child in front of an object or picture attached to the line

2. The adult says "It's story time and I want you to help each other tell the story" The adult starts the story

3. Each child is asked to contribute to the story by saying something about the object in front of them

The children may need prompting with questions.

The adult will need to keep re-telling the story to keep the story line going.

It may help to start with familiar stories or rhymes.

For more advanced story telling activities see: "ES L2b tell a story using visual a framework.doc" on


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