What is Story Asking?
Storyasking, typically synonymous with TPRS®, is the process of co-creating a story with your students. Often, the teacher has a general idea for what will happen during the story (a loosely scripted plot). Sometimes, the teacher has nothing planned.
During storyasking, the teacher acts as a guide. The teacher asks questions about what happens next in the story, and the students offer suggestions. Ultimately, it is up to the teacher to choose from among their suggestions to determine the next step in the plot.
Almost every SOMOS unit includes a story script and activities for working with the stories you co-create with your students.
Here are some of our favorite resources for story asking:
- Video: How to ask a story with Elicia Cárdenas and Martina Bex
- How to ask your first story by Martina Bex (The Comprehensible Classroom)
- Step by Step directions: How to ask a TPRS story, by Martina Bex (The Comprehensible Classroom)
- Storyasking Made Simple by Martina Bex (The Comprehensible Classroom)
- Storyasking solutions by Elicia Cárdenas (Deskless Classroom)
- Video: watch Elicia ask a story, by Elicia Cárdenas (Deskless Classroom)
- Video: watch Martina ask a story, by Martina Bex (The Comprehensible Classroom)
by Elicia Cárdenas (Deskless Classroom)
- Tip #1: Setting Expectations for Storyasking
- Tip #2: Managing Choral Responses for Storyasking
- Tip #3: Teach how to make suggestions
- Video: Virtual Story asking Part 2 (Must be part of the SOMOS Curriculum Collaboration group to view)