Most of our stories were passed down orally. Some books have been written capturing much of the stories told but not in the same way. It takes a skillfull person to tell these stories and to keep their audiences interested. The story will never be told the same way twice, but you will hear the very important details. I use ToonDoo with my students to practice storytelling. It’s a great way to have them lay the story out in sequential order and develop setting that each of them create. By using the comic strip model they develop their own characters, and put in the important parts while filling in the gaps. It’s a comic strip setting so they cannot write out all of the story. They use simple lines to help them remember and the pictures aid in the retelling of the story. This is my second year using this program and my students love it. I give them the website a few weeks beforehand so they can play around and become familiar on their own. It’s very user friendly and self explanatory. Try it out with your students I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
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