What are Super Hero Postcard Stories?
It’s fairly self explanatory. Students create stories about a super hero, but there’s a catch. (sorry, no spoiler here–you’ll just have to check out the product.)
Every year, I taught a storytelling unit–it lasts three weeks and culminated in a storytelling festival.
One of the least stressful performing experieinces is storytelling. Why, we humans do it everyday.
Have you ever told your family about your day? Did you use different voices to convey what occured that day between you and someone else?
Here is some of the scoop.
Super Hero Postcard stories needs very few materials–a box of postcards of all kinds (nature, cities, people, famous places, etc.) and maybe a box of sound effects if you have them.
The exercise takes around thirty minutes to complete.
Super Hero Postcard stories are an engaging activity. The students work in cooperative groups crafting a story which originates through various images they “lift” from the postcards. There is one catch–sorry, I still won’t tell you what it is, though.
The group is expected to write down their story and dramatize it in some fashion. Sometimes they act it out, sometimes they don’t. They are encouraged to give their story a title.
Everyone in the group is required to participate whether as actors or sound effect engineers (called Foleys) if performing seems too scarey.
The product comes with:
- the history of super heroes
- teacher’s questions
- procedure page
- an example of a story written by a group of my students
Trust me, I have taught drama since before we had dirt. A. long.time.
I know what works and what doesn’t.
Super Hero Postcard Stories works!
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