Innovative Story Wheel -"The Elephant and Friends"


Lesson: The Elephant and Friends
Class  :  3rd
Subject: English
Language Skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

                          Teaching a story is an art. If you use story telling as a strategy to teach a story it will able the learners to feel the experience and acquire the language informally. And relevant teaching aids will boost up the transaction process and visualize the events and characters.
                          Theme oriented story materials are great teaching tools for teaching a story and develop the integrated language skills. We can easily narrate the story and get your students to practice the dynamic text easily. Learning materials are important because they can significantly increase student achievement by supporting student learning. This process aids in the learning process by allowing the students to explore the knowledge independently as well as providing repetition. Learning materials, regardless of what kind, all have some function in student learning.
                              I have developed this story reading wheel to teach a lesson "The Elephant and Friends" and it has worked tremendously. Children can easily narrate the story using this story wheel. 
                             This was a story of an elephant wandered in a forest for searching friends. The Elephant met a monkey, frog, rabbit, and fox and asked them "Will you be my friend?". But they refused and replied, "You are too big." Then a tiger in the forest trying to gobble up all the animals. The elephant heard this and want to save the animals. The elephant went to the tiger and requested, but finally, throw with its trunk. Finally all the animals thanked the elephant.
                                  

                         I have started transacting the story using this wheel. I have asked so many preliminary questions to guess the story and conversation between the animals and the elephant. And also I have asked "What do you think who was the elephant in the story?" Its so happy that one of the students said "The elephant is hero in the story." So the wheel makes the children to predict and imagine the roles of the characters. 




                While transacting the story, they involved very actively, talked and shared the imaginary views. It also helped them to practice the dynamic text easily. In the story the elephant asked "Will you be my friend?" when he meets an animal. So they have understood the meaning and usage of the functioning. Later they have used the language function in their regular conversation. 


So story telling should lead to learn the language naturally. Later I have asked my children to narrate the story. They narrated the story very easily. We have also role played the story in the next period. You can watch the below videos.

(Narrating the Story -Reading Activity)


             Role play of the story.

And finally, I have prepared this worksheet for comprehension. Children have completed the task without any difficulty.


Download the worksheet

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