Interesting Things

“When it was your turn to tell the story, you put both his stories together.”

George and Spider in the Water

Paley: Now, Ashley’s story.
Ashley: The eensy weensy spider went up the water spout.
Paley (writing): “The eensy weensy spider went up the water spout.”
Ashley: And then George was in the water.
Paley (writing): “Then George was in the water.”
Ashley: And George ran away from the yellow man.
Paley (writing): “And George ran away from…” is that the man with the yellow hat?
Do you want to say that, or do you want to call him the yellow man? Or the man with the yellow hat?
Ashley: Man with the yellow hat.
Paley (writing): “Ran away from the man with the yellow hat.”
Ashley: And George went back in the water again.
Paley (writing): “And George went back in the water again.”
Now, Ashley, do you know that you just did a very interesting thing?
Should I tell you what it is?
Darion told two stories. See, he told the first about the eensy weensy spider and then the second, Curious George went to the jungle. When it was your turn to tell the story, you put both his stories together.
Ashley (laughing)
Paley: He’s going to love that.
(reading) “The eensy weensy spider went up the water spout. Then George was in the water. And George ran away from the man with the yellow hat. And George went again back into the water again.”
You took both his stories and put them together. Without even thinking about it, you did it!
Ok, thank you Ashley.

Paley wanted everyone to know about the interesting thing Ashley did because connections are a critical teaching and learning strategy. When it was time for story acting, she shared Ashley’s story and the strategy.

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