“The language of books is learned - not taught”
You are going to read Fairy Tales aloud to the class but before you do, you need to work on your fairy tale, get to understand it and make it yours.
Reading aloud and Storytelling is an art form and we have to hook the listener with the delivery of our first line.
How do we tell/read a story:
- You must express emotions and reactions - expressive storytelling/reading will be remembered.
- You need to use silence, pauses and emphasize words for dramatic effect.
- Maintain eye contact
- Visualize it - think of it as a comic strip
- Create your own version. Retell it numerous times to yourself
- Be focused and maintain concentration
- Ask questions to your audience to engage them in the reading.
In this pdf you can find 8 popular fairy tales to choose from:
- The Emperor's new clothes
- Goldilocks & the three bears
- Hansel & Gretel
- Jack and the beanstalk
- The miller, his son and their donkey
- Snow White
- The town mouse and the country mouse
- The Ugly Duckling
- The Elves and the Shoemaker
- The Fisherman and His Wife
- Tom Thumb
- The Little Red Hen
- The Three Billy Goats Gruff
- The Pied Piper of Hamelin
- Little Red Riding Hood
- The Sleeping Beauty
- Beauty and the Beast
- Puss in Boots
You can enter your text into this site to check pronounciation. For single words this other site is faster.