Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan
Level:
Preschool
Tags:
  • Imaginary Play
  • Lifelong-learning
  • Premedia - Me
  • Premedia-letters
  • Reading
  • Storytelling
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    Storytelling with a Twist

    Storytelling with a Twist

    Overview

    After hearing a familiar story, Child(ren) will create something new to change the plot.  For example, what would happen if it were Goldilocks and the Three Cats?  DIscuss how that would change the events in the story?  Child(ren) could change the characters in a story, the setting of the story, the beginning, middle, or end of a story, the sequence of events in the story, etc. 

    Summary

    After hearing a familiar story, ask children to create something new to change the plot.  For example, what would happen if it were Goldilocks and the Three Cats?  How would that change the events in the story?  You could change the characters in a story, the setting of the story, the beginning, middle, or end of a story, the sequence of events in the story, etc. 

    Materials

    A copy or representation of the familiar story

    Background for Teachers/Parents

    Be prepared to scaffold this activity.  The goal is to connect new information to previous knowledge. Allow for creativity. 

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    Children will be able to add new elements to previous knowledge.

    Time Frame & Group Size

    Time Frame: 5-10 minutes

    Group Size: Small group

    Standards

    Main Standards: 

    • LLP 3 & 4 yr.2.3

    Additional Core Standards: 

    • LLP 3 & 4 yr.3.4

    Author(s)

    Jamie Robinson