Storytelling is an art which involves planning, research and skill. A good storyteller makes decisions ahead that drive their stories forward, engage their audience and relate information important to the telling of the story.
There are certain techniques that help narrate a story perfectly.
· Remember and recall the plot.
· Create story frame to remember the key events
· Self-narrate the story as a rehearsal
· Change the volume, pitch and tempo of your voice to make the narration effective.
· Use appropriate facial expressions and gestures.
· Include questions and answer them during the narration.
· Retain focus and maintain concentration on what you are narrating
· Sustain eye contact and grab attention of the audience.
Storytelling is a good exercise to practise in the classroom as it enhances the creativity of students and also brings out their potential in narrating a story interestingly.
Robert Bruce - King - lying on the ground in a dejected mood - failed to defeat his enemies - was thinking of giving up the attempt - saw a spider falling down from the ceiling - the ceiling far away - wondered how it would get there - the spider fell back again - again it tried - again it fell - it made nine such attempts - no success - climbed up once more - at last succeeded in reaching the roof - Bruce imitated its example - he too tried once again - was successful.
Once there lived a king named Robert Bruce. He
was lying on the ground in a dejected mood, since he failed to defeat his
enemies. He was thinking of giving up. his attempt. At that time, he saw a
spider falling down from the ceiling which was far away. He wondered how it
could get there. The spider tried again, but it fell back again. It did not
lose hope. It tried again but it fell down- again. It made nine such attempts.
It did not succeed. It climbed up once more and at last succeeded in reaching
the roof. Bruce was surprised to see this. He was inspired and motivated by its
efforts. Once again, he tried to defeat his enemies. This time he succeeded in
Once a ship got wrecked. The ship had a lot of treasure. So some crew members wanted to get the treasure. They went inside the sea. They saw the coral reef and the other wealths of the sea. They saw some fossils there. Finally they reached the treasure. They grabbed it and returned to the shore victoriously.