by Andria Pournara – The English Teacher & coordinator of the project chain story: ‘Silver Lining’ written by 6 students of class B3 2022-23
As Jamie Keddie (teacher trainer & storyteller) says, ‘Human beings are creatures of narrative. Stories define us. We use stories to entertain, stories to build relationships, stories to understand the world, stories to succeed in job interviews, stories to teach. Story and language are inseparable. And storytelling is fundamental to the communicative language classroom.
Unfortunately, some people claim that they can’t tell stories. Storytelling is a craft. And like all crafts, it is something that you can learn.’
- What is a chain story?
A chain story is a narrative, each section of which is written by a different author picking up where the previous one left off. Other names for chain story include circle story, cyclical story, circular story, and cumulative tale. By nature, a chain story is collaborative since it passes from author to author.
- What is the objective of a chain story?
A Chain story, in which each student adds a different segment to a story, is a great way to learn through cooperation. A Chain story is designed to help students to listen, interact and cooperate with each other while practicing English learning skills
- What are the benefits of writing a chain story?
There are several benefits of collaborative writing:
1 Generates enthusiasm for creative writing
2 Sparks creativity and imagination
3 Encourages “outside the box” thinking
4 Develops reading, writing, and language skills
5 Develops self-confidence
6 Inspires students to engage in writing activities and share their ideas with others
CLASS B3 -PROJECT -OUR CHAIN STORY IN ENGLISH
Six students of B3 class decided to take part in this project, pretend to be authors and tried to write a chain story! We hope you will enjoy reading it!
TITLE: ‘Silver Lining’