This week I am coming with something really special and important for me…
A CLASSIC, AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL…. STORY
I am sure you would know the story and the character, because it is an ICON for the English literature. Actually, it is an icon for the children’s literature.
I was lucky to know about this beutiful story during my years as a students at University. I remember that day perfectly… Our teacher told us the story as good as he could. He had something special while explaining the story… something magic…
Now that I am a teacher, I understand why… It is such a pleasure to read and tell The Gruffalo.
So… If you are teachers, this is a MUST! Every child MUST know and listen to The Gruffalo. That’s why I decided to give you some ideas to use this story in class! Hope you like it!
Present the story as something important, special…
- Bring the story in a box…
- Bring some pictures of the characters…
- Present the forest where the story takes place…
- Give them the name of the story …
After presenting the story, show them the cover, this way they can start doing predictions.
During the story, I always recomend you to use the TPR. As I explained before, the idea is to give your students some instructions to do when hearing specific words.
You can also give them a picture of the characters, and they have to “act out” when their character appears in the story.
Julia Donaldson stories have a special rhythm , and it is perfect to “learn” the story easily. I also recommend you to stop in different sentences and make your students finish it.
After the storytelling, you can do many different things. There is a huge variety of materials online for free, but I give you some other ideas!
- Use the Films
- Make some crafts
- Work on the song
- Work on the characters
- Create a new “Gruffalo”
- Work on the PLAY
It is also nice to have new different resources, that’s why I created a booklet with some activities and resources to do with Primary Students. Here you can find it!
I really hope you find this post useful!