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Storytelling Academy: Jack and the Giant, Listen and Retell With Ms. Debbie!

In this fun class, students will practice listening to an oral telling of a fairytale; then they will love retelling the story in a safe, encouraging environment, using original stick puppets drawn specifically for this class.
18 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

Students will improve their listening and language skills by hearing a story, answering questions, then retelling the story.
Students will be introduced to the vocabulary: fairytale, characters, setting, and sequence.
Twenty-three hours before class begins, the teacher will  post a pdf of the stick puppets drawn specifically for this course.  Students are  encouraged to color, cut out, and glue the figures to craft sticks.  If they do this, they bring their puppets to class to help them retell the story.  This is not required, only encouraged.
Copy of puppet page (provided by Ms. Debbie), crayons or markers, scissors, glue or tape, and craft sticks of any size.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Students may use scissors to cut out the puppets.  Please note, the giant will use the traditional lines, "Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!  I smell the blood of an Englishman.  Be he alive, or be he dead.  I'll grind his bones to make my bread."
Cover image: "Jack and the beanstalk, 1890" by Toronto Public Library Special Collections is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit


Lives in the United States
Honors, ESL, TESOL Certified and Sp. Ed. Teacher, Tutor, Homeschool Mom
18 total reviews
33 completed classes

About Me

One of my students asked me about my hobbies.  I had to stop and think.  I love to read.  I have always been a reader.  As I thought about where I spend my time, I realized that my profession is my hobby.  I love teaching! I can spend hours... 
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