Tuesday, November 3, 2015

How To Tell A Story: #HowToTellaStory Week Is here!

We've been counting down the days for the past two weeks but How To Tell a Story week is finally here! Alyson Beecher from Kid Lit Frenzy and I are thrilled to be celebrating this awesome writing resource that is sure to get kids' imaginations going and their words flowing. 

Watch the video below to find out more about How To Tell a Story brought to you by Workman by author Daniel Nayeri and illustrator Brian Won. They so aptly describe it as "1 Book + 20 Story Blocks = A Million Adventures". You'll see just how many stories comes from this imaginative tool. 

We have a whole week of celebrations plan and an exciting way for you and your students to join in on the fun! Stop in to see How To Tell a Story in action and to hear from author Daniel Nayeri and illustrator Brian Won.

Join the Fun!
Wednesday, 11/4 - Jennifer Reed at Reederama 
How To Tell a Story in Action!

Thursday, 11/5 - Aly at Kid Lit Frenzy Interviews Brian Won

Friday, 11/6 - Jen Vincent at Teach Mentor Texts interviews Daniel Nayeri

Monday, 11/9 - Cynthia Alaniz at Librarian In Cute Shoes
How To Tell a Story in Action!

Tuesday, 11/10 - Final Celebration at Teach Mentor Texts and Kid Lit Frenzy
*We'll have a Padlet set up where you and your students can share your stories!

Ready to play along?
Here are the directions to The Why Game, one of the many activities in the book, and below you'll find a handful of blocks so you and your students can play along. Be sure to write down your story ideas or the stories you come up with and come back on Tuesday, 11/10 to share and read what others write too!

We hope you'll check out How To Tell a Story and visit the various blog posts we'll have up to celebrate #howtotellastory week! It is November and NaNoWriMo and PiBoIdMo are here! It would be great if you and your students take a try at The Why Game. We would love to hear what you think and what stories emerge when you give your brain a few ideas to get going. Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with us! We do have a giveaway as well. Thanks to Workman, we have a copy of How To Tell a Story available to five lucky winners with a US mailing address. Enter below!

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