Narrative Skills

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The skills required to understand stories can also help in other areas of learning.

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Why Narrative skills? As Speech Pathologists we are interested in all skills related to communication! Stories include the ability to use and understand language.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Listening Skills

Understanding story sequence (beginning, middle & end) builds the concept that stories need links in order to make sense. These help the concept of abstract ideas like first, next, and last — which in turn helps children form a plan about what elements are involved in stories. (who, what , where, when, why).

Communicating Skills

Talking about experiences, relating a story or event in sequence, communicating about self, and communicating about concrete experiences help children share their ideas and create skills for critical thinking. (why, what could happen, what if? )[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Narrative – story retellListening –Critical skills
• Beginning
• Middle
• End

• Who
• Where
• What
• When
Using strategies and a format of critical thinking skills to form story skills.
• What will happen next
• What could he say
• Do this, then this
• Make these into ...
• Tell me how ...
• Where will it happen
• Why wouldn't it happen
• What would make it happen