Storytelling with Student Created Pictures Unit

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6th - 7th, Homeschool
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IMPROVED! This is an 8 day low prep unit focused on storytelling using a Japanese form of storytelling called Kamishibai as its springboard. This unit is successful with fourth through seventh grade students and classes in language arts, reading, drama, world history, social studies and ESL.

This product was updated September 4, 2022.

The product includes:

  • What is Kamishibai storytelling (using its form as a model)
  • The History of Kamishibai
  • How to Analyze Illustrations Just Like Film Makers Do!
  • Effective Storytelling Techniques
  • Procedure
  • Teacher's Script--What I say and How I say it!
  • Materials List--Most You Will Have in Your Classroom All Ready
  • Instructions How Create the Boards and the "Tricky Part"
  • Storyboard Examples
  • Tips and Advice
  • Editable Storytelling Rubric
  • Sources

The best part? This storytelling style can be used with ANY story. Students are highly engaged and LOVE this unit!

Created and field-tested by an award-winning drama teacher of thirty-eight years, Kamishibai storytelling guarantees you and your students a rewarding experience.

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20 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.
Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.


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