Storytelling Cards: 5 card story

Previously I shared how to set up simple one card and then two card storytelling. If you haven’t seen that post check it out first before moving onto 5 card storytelling.

Basically this version is quite simple for the students once the one card and two card versions have been completed. In the past I have gone straight to 5 card storytelling with mixed results. The scaffolding provided by the one card and two cards versions has proven, in my experience, to lead to stronger stories once students get to the 5 card version.

Simply provide the students with 5 random cards (or look at the possibility of using technology with flicker cards (great if you have a computer and internet, but no cards) and tell them: “create a story using the images of these 5 cards as inspiration.” And off they go. I provide you with two videos of students in process: one which does not involve the teacher, the other with a teacher in a coaching role, Then I provide a few videos of sample stories.