Children Telling Stories

10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM


Storytelling is one of the most powerful arts in language learning classes. It’s a great way to motivate kids and promote speaking in English at the same time.

And, here is a very nice storytelling website that is called Smories. It is a collection of stories that are told by students themselves. You can listen to the stories and some of them even have subtitles that go along with the recording. 

It is a motivating website for kids and the stories are lovely. This website is certainly an inspiration to many different stories in young learner classes.

  • Ask students to listen to the stories and choose their favorite one.
  • Assign them to listen to some stories and talk about the story, ask comprehension questions.
  • Students can listen and write a summary of the story that they have listened.
  • Students listen to a story and they illustrate it and create a book cover for it.

Enjoy the stories!

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Özge Karaoğlu is an English teacher and educational consultant in teaching young learners and teaching with web-based technologies. She is the author of  Minigon ELT book series, which aims to teach English to young learners through stories. Read more of her ideas about teaching English through technology and Web-based tools at

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