Lesson Plan of Story Telling

Lesson Plan of Story Telling

Subject English

Grade III

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Find out the characters in a story and give brief general comments about.
  • Retell a story in a few simple sentences.

Information for Teachers

  • Students learn a lot about life skills, feelings and emotions through stories.

Story Telling

  • It is important that children retell the story with important details about major characters in the correct order of events.
  • The important parts of the story are the beginning, middle and the end. You need to keep this in mind.
  • Sequencing words of time are important part of the story. For example then, after that, in the end, it starts with, from first, last, etc.
  • You need to read the story by following the original text. Read word by word and don`t add or delete the text of the story.
  • Remain as close as possible to the original story.
  • Intonation is the way the pitch of your voice goes up and down as you talk or reciting something by singing it. An example of intonation is the way your voice raises in pitch at the end of a question.
  • Expression means to read the text with feeling that matches what it means. It is a powerful reading strategy because it increases our understanding of the text.

Story Telling

  • While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook where needed.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, and duster, story book with some illustration’s/pictures to aid comprehension and maintain interest level


  • Show students a picture of a person from a magazine or book.
  • Ask them some questions. For example;
  • What do you think this person might be saying?
  • What do you think this person might be thinking?
  • Encourage all students to think and answer.
  • Each one of the students must have the same storybooks.
  • Make it a whole class activity.


Activity 1

  • Either gives a book or the given story see ‘Thirsty crow/Greedy dog’.
  • One story book in a group may not serve the purpose.
  • Read the story, tell them about the pictures in the book and the event the pictures are depicting.
  • Try to use pauses and breaks, which will help the students to see the pictures related to what you said.
  • Read with intonation and expression.

Activity 2

  • Ask the students about the important characters in the story.
  • Ask to select one character some of the students.
  • Give them time to read the story themselves.
  • Write the important points to describe the character on the board, i.e.

Story Telling

  • Ask them to keep these important points in their mind. This will help them to describe the character and events fully and clearly.
  • Then ask them to describe the character to the whole class.
  • One student from each group can volunteer to come in front of the class and retell the story.
  • After the presentations, ask the class to add more details in the presented characters.
  • You can also add description of the characters which were missed by the students.

Activity 3

  • Now ask another student and volunteer to retell the story in his own words. Encourage using complete sentences and correct tenses.
  • Students must be encouraged to volunteer and retell the story.
  • Ask the class to listen carefully and you should also join them.

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Conclude the lesson by retelling the story to the class.


  • Ask some questions from the story, like description of the characters, and their behaviors.
  • Using the 5 W structure; who, what, where, when, why.
  • Also ask questions using the doing, saying, feeling prompts to elicit responses about the characters and events.

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  • Involve the students in solving problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.

Follow up

  • Ask the students to retell the story to their family members and to their friends.
  • Ask them what part of the story they would like to change.
  • If given a chance would they like to change the end of the story? If yes, how and why? If not, then why not?
  • Encourage critical thinking by asking what part they changed and which character they would like to be and why?


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