To practice oral presentation skills, I introduced my grade fives to ‘5 frame flickr storytelling’:
See FLICKR website:
We played the game a few times, using different prompts and different storytelling arrangements. Some students told the whole story themselves, while others told the story in 5 parts, each person narrating one picture.
For homework, I asked the students to create their own 5 card flickr story to share with the class the following day. (See previous blogpost)
Students were asked to link their 5 frames to a Simple Machine of their choice. One example was Hyun Seo’s story of a pair of scissors who embarked on a journey to cut something meaningful…the last frame shows the shape of a heart.
This was a quick, creative way to work in oral speaking skills, while still linking with their Exhibition topic.
For more ways to collaboratively create stories, see our Literacy website: