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Family Storytelling. Crafting a story from a moment. Finding Stories. Remembering family stories by thinking of Family, friends and neighbors Places you played, lived and worked Special events and challenges in your life Looking at family photographs or objects

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Family storytelling

Family Storytelling

Crafting a story from a moment


Finding stories
Finding Stories

  • Remembering family stories by thinking of

    • Family, friends and neighbors

    • Places you played, lived and worked

    • Special events and challenges in your life

  • Looking at family photographs or objects

  • Talk/record how other family members recall an event


Activities that might help
Activities that might help

  • Make a story map of the place

    • Label rooms and parts of the yard

  • Draw the main character(s)

    • Recall/list tales associated with them

  • Draw an object for each story


Draw the theme scene
Draw the theme/scene

  • First times

  • Getting in trouble

  • Embarrassing times

  • Heroes

  • Pets

  • School tales

  • Adventures

  • Traditions, birthdays, celebrations


Tell about
Tell About . . .

  • Someone who changed your life

  • Family food

  • Meeting your true love or your worst

  • Your secret life


Decide the form
Decide the form

  • What will be the beginning

  • How will the action build up

  • How will the story end

  • Think of words that will shape the story

    • A good hook to start, last lines to remember, details that move the story along


Bring characters settings to life
Bring Characters & Settings To Life

  • Describe what you saw, felt, smelt, tasted

  • Think of the gestures and ways of speaking that make characters unique

  • Is there a song, sound or melody that you can use to add richness to the story?


Techniques that work
Techniques that work

  • Repetition of sounds, words, or phrases can encourage participation, build suspense, stretch a scene, or add humor

  • Voices can distinguish characters

  • Gestures can define a character

  • Pacing

  • Does your beginning hook the listeners


Sources
Sources

  • Telling Your Own Stories by Donald Davis

  • The Family Storytelling Handbook by Anne Pellowski

  • Your family


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