Language Arts


Be warned: this project can bomb. But don't be discouraged because when it works, it's wonderful! If at first you don's succeed, do try again.



Children 5-6 will be able to listen and tell long, complex stories Lang. IIIA
Children 3-4 years will be able to tell a story and share ideas Lang. IIA
and ages 2 ½ -3 will be able to participate in storytelling with words and phrasesLang. IIC
All children participating will be able to appropriately sequence and relate the stories.


Butcher paper; felt pen


1. Gather children around easel or felt board covered with large sheet of butcher paper. Discuss books, favorite stories, and tell children that they can make up their own story.

2. Ask what the story should be about. Several responses can be included, (eg. girl, cat, monster, etc.). Help children develop the story by asking about the relationships between the proposed characters. (Whose cat? Where did ___live? etc.) Try to encourage children to take into account what has occurred as they add developments. Review and re-read the story as it evolves. Encourage closure (e.g. How did the girl get home?)

3. Continuation possibility: Let kids illustrate the story. Post story and pictures on wall and encourage children to "read" to parents, other teachers, friends.