These stories are a collection of concise folktale plots retold by Heather Forest for students to explore and retell. Once students can remember a folktale's simple sequence of events, the plot can be elaborated upon and personalized with new descriptive details, new dialogue, characterization and a sense of metaphor.
These short folktales can also be used as recitation text that students can use to practice performance skills.
Have Fun! Be Creative! Invent a new way to retell an old tale.
Stories in a Nutshell...Concise Plots For the Retelling
Aesop's ABC...Twenty Six Fables
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A Storytelling Bookshelf for Teachers
A Storytelling Audio Collection for the Classroom
Storytelling in the Classroom | Lesson Plans & Activities
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