Storytelling is a great art and in countries all over the world people gather together before bedtime to hear someone stories being told and read. The storyteller needs to speak loudly, confidently and clearly so everyone can hear them. They also need to use a variety of tone and expression to capture the interest of those listening. This is something that we have often practised in class;
I read the text,
we read it together,
you read it on your own.
Michael Rosen has some great tips on reading to an audience in this video:
Create an audio or video recording of yourself reading the first part of our class book in a way to engage the audience.
Act out the story so far. You could do this by recruiting family members as the other characters or using toys as the actors and voicing all the characters/the narrator parts yourself.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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