Let’s talk about Kamishibai Paper Performance, shall we?Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but I don’t think so I bet students who have used Kamishibai storytelling wouldn’t think so either.
Are you looking for an engaging and unique unit for your students? An oral communication project for your students? Check out my Kamishibai Paper Performance Storytelling unit on teacherspayteachers.com
Simply put, Kamishibai storytelling is a form of storytelling which integrates art and storytelling.
It can used with reading or an ELA, ELL, social studies, music or drama class. The subjects are endless.
Let’s say you have a reading class. That’s an easy one. Have your students draw picture for a particular book or chapter. The next step is for them to tell the story. What a great way to help your students retain the plot!
How about in social studies? If you were studying Mexico, the students could create Kamishibai for a particular region’s folk lore (I advised one SS teacher who was teaching about Austrailia and they used Kamishibai to share Aborigine stories.)
ELA? The students could create Kamishibai for an American tall tale.
English? Mythology would work great with this form of storytelling.
Music? Tell the story of the life of a famous composer.
Drama? Use it was first intended (sorry, you’ll need to check out the actual lesson at Teacherspayteachers.com for that.)
The Kamishibai Paper Performance product is a three week unit, complete with a day by day calendar, instructions for creating Kamishibai (which is a little involved if you have never tried it, but I clear those worries up right away) and suggestions for extensions.
And….it’s a bargain.
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