Since my last blog dealt with tandem telling with my storytelling club, I wanted to share how our teachers did with tandem telling. We gathered all that we learned in two sessions and choose a story to tell from Margaret Read MacDonaldʻs book entitled Teaching with Story: Classroom Connections to Storytelling These woderful women decided to work on the West African Folktale entitled "How to Break a Bad Habit." We learned how to create our "Bare bones" story on index cards to basically have an outline of our story. They did a fantastic job after practicing for only 30 minutes.
Below is a short vido of three members of my storytelling club ranging from 3rd grade to 5th adapting the funny tale of "No News." I loved their adaption of this tale - yes the dog dies, but no mother-in-law death - just a burnt book, candles, Halloween scary stories, and a burned down barn and house - other than that, "there ain't been no news."