Lesson Plan of Story Re-telling


Lesson Plan of Story Re-telling in English Language

Grade VI, VII, and VIII

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Retell a story briefly but sequentially.

Information for Teachers

  • It is important that children are able to retell a story in correct sequence of events.
  • Sequencing words of time are an important part of the story. For example the, after that, in the end, it starts with, from, etc.

Story Re-telling

  • Strip story: This is a type of split information activity where each student is given a part of a story or other text, which they have to memories. They have to reconstruct the complete text, in the correct order, from memory. To do this, they have to repeat each sentence many times.
  • Always look up the meaning of the difficult words from a dictionary before the lesson. This helps you give the best/concise meaning to the students.
  • While teaching the lesson, consult textbook at all steps wherein and whenever it is required.


A football or a tennis ball or a plastic ball, if no ball is available then you can make a paper ball. Crush 5-8 papers together and wrap it with a scotch tape.


  • Tell students that you are going to play a memory game. Tell them to listen carefully and remember the order in which things happened.
  • There was a cow that kicked a dog. The dog ran after a cat. The cat was eating a mouse. The mouse lived in Umar’s house.
  • Write the words in large size on the board but in jumbled order.
  • Ask students to remember what happened first.
  • Clean the board. Ask students to tell the story in the correct order.


Activity 1

  • Ask the class to stand in a big circle. Begin by saying the sentence: Once upon a time there was a little boy……….
  • Now throw the ball at a student at random.
  • Ask him/her to add a sentence to the first line. Tell the student to repeat both the sentences.
  • Now ask all the other students if they remember both the sentences. Repeat with the class by saying it loudly.
  • Now throw the ball at another student.
  • Ask him/her to add another line to the story.
  • Ask the class to repeat the three sentences. Help them if they forget. Continue till everyone can remember the story.(7-8 lines).

Activity 2

  • Ask the students to write the story in their notebooks. Tell them to write the story in correct sequence.
  • Write the difficult words on the board for correct spellings.

Sum up/Conclusion

  • Conclude the lesson by asking students:
  1. What happens when we tell someone a story`s ending first?
  2. Would other be able to understand our story?
  • Take students ideas about the importance of remembering and telling a story in correct sequence. Give example of a story narrated in the wrong sequence. Give example of a story narrated in the wrong sequence.
  • Ask students if they understand what is going on. Tell them it is important to tell the story in a sequence so that others can understand the story.


  • Choose a story from textbook. Write lines of the story in strips.
  • Divide the class into groups. Distribute lines from strips story so that each group gets one.
  • Ask the members of each group to read their sentences loudly in the class.
  • When each member read the sentence, ask all members to stick their strips on the board.
  • Ask each group one by one the correct sequence of the story.

Follow up

  • Ask students to find a story from the newspaper or storybook to retell/narrate the story to the class the next day.

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