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Erin Gonce Wakshlag

Student Instructions

Storytelling: Share a Favorite Family Memory

1. Talk to a family member about one of their favorite childhood memories. Ask them to tell you the story and to share lots of details. 2. Tap the add button. 3. Draw a picture of your favorite part of the story. You can draw in the Seesaw App or on a piece of paper. If you draw on paper take a photo of your drawing. 4. Tap the mic and retell the story. What did you think about this story? Were you surprised? Why or why not? 5. Tap the check to add to your journal. Why: Sharing family stories strengthens bonds and teaches children about their family history, characteristics and values. Children who hear detailed family stories are better at regulating their emotions, understanding themselves and making decisions about who they want to become. Retelling stories is also an important skill for reading and comprehension.

1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 2nd Grade, English Language Arts, Home Learning, Writing
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Share an example of one of your family stories. Students and families will enjoy learning more about you and feel more confident in sharing a family story with you. Retelling stories helps readers remember what happened in the story, develops a sense of story structure, and let's us know what they comprehend. This is a great activity for building oral language, self-awareness, positive identity and for getting to know your students/families. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.5 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.5 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.5 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.6 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.6 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.6 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.6 CASEL: Self Awareness Developmental Assets: Family Support, Positive Identity and Positive Values