KinderTell Curriculum

Tara West
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KinderTell Curriculum- a storytelling curriculum

Thanks so much for viewing my KinderTell packet! This packet is designed to offer a way for teachers to implement a brief 3-5 minute storytelling piece into their daily curriculum. Storytelling is a vital skill that a lot of our students come into school not knowing. This packet of 150 prompts will be great to fill that void!

What's the BIG DEAL?

You know those times we ask our kiddos what they did over the weekend or last night even and they say... "I don't know" or possibly, "I played."  It's so common, yet so alarming!  Actually, did you know that kiddos coming from less privileged homes have heard on average 30 million less words than those

from privileged homes?  After reading a lot of research on the benefits of spending even just 3-5 minutes per day on storytelling...I vowed to add into my daily curriculum!

* Kids LOVE to tell stories

* Weave it into those “down times”

* Use story starter prompts

* Increased vocabulary

* Teaches retell skills

* Assists in storytelling in writing


Simply pull out a storytelling prompt, state the prompt to the kiddos, they will then turn with their partners and tell a story that matches the prompt. You can also the storytelling prompts as writing

prompts as well!

What's Included

150 storytelling prompt cards (75 imaginative based and 75 nonfiction/informational based)

How do I utilize KinderTell in my classroom

How will it look in my classroom?  I have chosen to implement storytelling into my morning routine.  I will simply pull a storytelling prompt from the cup, state the prompt, and then have the students turn to their partners as they take turns stating their story.  Will it go off without a hitch the first few time?  Probably not!  With everything they will need modeling and practice!  I will most likely model my own story the first few days before turning it over to them!  I will use A LOT of animation and expression!  Imagine listening to someone tell a story as they tell it in their most "boring" tone... then imagine the conversation you have with your besties... you are using your hands, making faces, and showing a lot of excitement!  These are the storytellers we want in our classrooms!  This packet is so easy to prep and SO easy to implement!

* Choose a 5 minute break of time within your day (possibly calendar or morning routines)

* Have the cards printed (I chose to print each set on a different color of paper to keep track which genre we are using)

* Pull out the prompt and read it to the students.

* Allow the students think time before they turn to their partners and tell their story!

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Total Pages
29 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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