The Tent Story

 
hears something
takes
runs to

Bobby goes camping in Arizona. He sleeps in a tent. He hears something. He looks out of the tent and sees a janitor. The janitor is whistling Dixie. Bobby is afraid. He takes his tent and runs to Georgia.
In Georgia Bobby sleeps in a tent. He hears something. He looks out of the tent and sees a ballerina. The ballerina is snorting. Bobby is afraid. He takes his tent and runs to Ohio..
In Ohio Bobby sleeps in a tent. He hears something. He looks out of the tent and sees a hedgehog. The hedgehog is toasting marshmallows. Bobby is not afraid. He toasts marshmallows with the hedgehog.

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4 thoughts on “The Tent Story”

  1. Just getting done with a cycle on this story with my Latin 1s. Soooooo good. Things that have worked:
    1) Get two actors for the tent. This way you can really show “in the tent” and “carried/took the tent”
    2) Get an actor to sit in the audience to make sound effects for “hear something”

  2. On the sound effects, in one class the guy in the tent heard a ghost. The actor being the ghost got so into singing “opera slowly in a high voice” that she took between 30 seconds and a full minute to make the sound. Of course, we all waited. Usually she just started laughing and that’s how she stopped. But amazing how much she got into it.

  3. Fond memories of doing the Tent story in Latin at IFLT in Denver during a War Room session. I started it, and James took it into Read and Discuss. Definitely need to have actors playing the tent. Today I had students play 5 sleeping unicorns, and a giant crab. Human props are the best.

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