I was at the ACAE workshop at the weekend.
I loved this idea for storytelling presented by Claire Murphy
from Children's Books Ireland.
The children are asked to each think of some exciting/interesting/scary
event that has happened in their lives.
In turns, groups of three children are asked to leave the room and tell
their stories to each other. One of the stories is selected to be the one told to
When the three return to the class they must tell the chosen story in turn. Two
have to pretend that it is their own story and tell it as if it had happened to them.
The listeners must decide who is telling the truth - whose story it actually is!
Great for both developing listening and speaking skills.