4 Summary

This unit has described a number of ways in which storytelling can be exploited in the language and literacy classroom. It has outlined a series of steps that you can follow to plan storytelling sessions that are appropriate to your students’ ages and interests. It has also proposed ways in which your students can be involved in collecting stories and telling them to their classmates, perhaps in their home language, thereby developing stronger links between the school and the local community. This will help make students feel that their home languages and cultures are valued at school, and will also allow them to build on their skills in these languages to develop their Hindi. In most cases, students enjoy listening to and telling stories. Try to find ways to increase the amount of stories you use in your lessons, as they can be valuable for learning in any subject area.

3 Collecting community stories