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Better Critical Thinking and Writing Through Oral Storytelling 9 - 14 Years

Tory Anderson
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(446)
Develop better reading/writing skills through organized oral storytelling—telling a story based on your favorite book.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Students will learn organizational skills needed for clear thinking, speaking, and writing.
Students will gain confidence speaking at length in front of others
I am a published author of many short stories, three young adult novels, and three memoirs. I have had the pleasure of orally telling stories to groups of children for over two decades. Stories are what the universe is made of.
Homework Offered
For Unit 2, students will prepare to tell a story based on one of their favorite books. The story will be five to ten minutes in length. Students will be provided an organizational outline Students should expect to spend between 1 and 2 hours preparing their story.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Assessment will be in the response and discussion after they tell their story in Unit 2.
Grades Offered
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Stories are expected to be based upon books appropriate for the audience age group.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(446)
Receiving a master’s degree in English from BYU with an emphasis in creative writing was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with all things creative: novels, plays, movies, painting, music, dance, origami, cosplay, juggling, computer games,... 
Group Class


for 2 classes
1x per week, 2 weeks
55 min

Completed by 16 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
3-8 learners per class

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