Stories are an essential way of sharing knowledge, language, and culture.
This video features multiple ways of exploring stories with children, through reading, storytelling, drama, fine arts, and writing experiences.
- The multiple ways that children engage with stories.
- The dialogic reading strategies used by the educator reading Too Tight Benito.
- The ways that educators link the stories to everyday life.
- The strategies used by educators to facilitate children’s expression of their own stories.
- The use of a comic book style text to introduce one way for children to learn to create their own stories, with multiple events in a narrative sequence.
- The educator’s “capturing” of the children’s voice for their comic story, by recording the children’s words/expression word-for-word.
- Why are stories an important way of sharing knowledge and culture?
- In what ways do educators scaffold children’s learning through stories?
- What is “collaborative story writing”, and how can this develop children’s narrative understanding?
- How can these ideas for experiences be adapted for the children in your setting?
- What are some ways to allow for more open-ended, and unstructured drawing (and fine arts) experiences?
Learning experience plan
This learning experience plan relates to:
- integrated language and literacy experiences
- early language users, language and emergent literacy learners (24 –60 months).
- learning foci: stories and narratives (interacting with others), exploring and creating texts (emergent literacy), writing with children (emergent literacy)
- teaching practices: reading with children (emergent literacy).
Links to VEYLDF
Outcome 5: communication
- children engage with a range of texts and get meaning from these texts, listen and respond to sounds and patterns in speech, stories and rhyme
- view and listen to printed, visual and multimedia texts and respond with relevant gestures, actions, comments and/or questions
- recognise and engage with written and oral culturally constructed texts.
- children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work, listen and respond to sounds and patterns in speech, stories and rhyme.
Victorian Curriculum level F-2: Literature
Respond to texts, identifying favourite stories, authors and illustrators. Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in texts.
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