Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tip# 29 What happens AFTER the story ends

Today’s tip comes once again from Terri Main. Terri says:

One I like is to have kids tell me what they think happened after the story to the characters.

Thanks Terri. This is a great way to get children really thinking about the story they just read. What happened to the seven dwarfs once Snow White went away with her prince? What happened the next time Nemo’s class when on a field trip? What kind of adventures did Pinocchio have after he became a real boy? The list of ideas for this one are endless.

You can read more from Terri at her sites:
Wayfares Journalblog
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Creative Calisthenics

Okay, your assignment, put on your thinking caps and come up with a few of your own. Then read the story to your children and ask your questions at the end. I bet you’ll have a very lively discussion result.

Only one more tip, and it’s coming your way on Friday. See you then.

3 comments:

Morgan Mandel said...

That's a great tip telling the class what happened after the story. That's what authors have to do. It's not enough to have an idea, but we have to follow it through to the end of the book.

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Rena said...

We homeschool and like to come up with things like this a lot too. Another thing we like is coming up with other versions of famous stories. One of my upcoming PBs came from doing that. :)

Joy said...

Thanks for stopping by. I think this is a very fun exercise into the imagination of the children involved.

Joy