We are doing a little storytelling in second grade this week. We have been listening to Willy Claflin's amazing storytelling CD's, and this week the students are able to do some storytelling of their own. We begin with each student getting a card with something on it such as a king, pizza, or airplane. Then we have a volunteer begin the story with "Once upon a time..." and then they add a sentence incorporating their card. For example, "Once upon a time there was a king who lived in a faraway land." Then, the next student continues the story incorporating their card.
The class stories have been incredibly inventive, and I enjoy listening to what their creative minds come up with.