Great stories have exciting twists, relatable characters, vivid descriptions, and lasting effects. But behind each of our favourite story is a strong structure, made up of the essential elements of storytelling: plot, character, setting, theme, point of view, and tone. English textbooks have a lot of interesting stories pertaining to the needs of children of various age groups. Keeping this in mind, an interactive English activity ‘What’s your Favourite story’ was conducted during online classes for the students of class VI.
The students had to choose their favourite story from their Literature textbook. They had to critically analyze it by presenting a brief summary of the chapter chosen by them. Each of the types of characters in a story contributes to the plot, but in very different ways. Therefore, the students also introduced the characters in their narration emphasising on their strengths and weaknesses.
The activity gave an opportunity to the students to critically analyse and appreciate the stories chosen by them and to understand the key elements required to construct a good and readable story.