Story Lineup

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45 min.


  • The learner can understand a story.
  • The learner can participate in storytelling.
  • The learner can develop a story in a (chrono)logical way.
  • The learner can take initiative.


  • Sit in a circle.
  • Tell the learners you will create a story together, by each inventing a sentence.
  • Let the first learner stand up and invent a sentence to start the story.
  • Let a second learner stand up and invent a sentence to end the story.
  • Let the others one by one invent a sentence and choose a position between the first and second learner, according to where they think their sentence belongs in the narrative line-up.
  • Each time a learner joins the line-up, everybody repeats the added sentence.
  • Once everyone has joined the line-up, the story is complete.