50 before winter break
For 4 months now, from August 23rd to December 17th, I have been telling stories to my 4th grade beginners every class (3x a week in a regular week). In 43 classes I have told 50 stories. Stories from countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, France, the US, Canada, China, Italy, Norway, India and Japan; including funny stories, scary stories, folk tales, fables, legends, sagas and more. And here I am sharing the first 50 stories with you with German and English titles and text source if possible. All 50 can be watched here or on my YouTube channel.
Often times I do not tell the story I had planned the next class and make a change last minute. I wanted to tell "Eine Puppe zu Weihnachten" before Christmas, but then some students said, no more sad stories and I decided to skip this one. So for the last of the 50 I was unsure what I wanted to tell and the inspiration came the day before, when we went to a story teller, who told "Die drei Federn". I adapted it and told it today and here we are 50 stories and 1116 minutes in.
I will update the links as I am posting the German versions on the Story Reading page.
Danke sehr fur die 50 Geschichte!!
Bitte sehr! :)
Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful stories. I am thoroughly enjoying viewing your videos and am curious to know what else you do in your lessons when you are not telling stories. How long are your lessons...? I don't speak German but am really enjoying being a student as I watch your videos. Thank you again! Such a wonderful resource!
Thank you for getting back to me. I appreciate this extra insight into your teaching context, love your storytelling style and am looking forward to seeing the further progress that you and your students make this year. Best wishes for 2020!
I like the way you read these stories, but I've read some of them, and they have rather sad endings. I wouldn't read stories with sad endings to my class. Just my personal choice, though.
Hi Adele, thank you for your feedback. I find that the kids like all kinds of stories and so do I. For Story Listening it is important to make sure the input is comprehensible and therefore that's my main requirement when choosing stories. It is a personal preference though what kinds of stories you like to tell. It is also always possible to change the ending. :)
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