“Daddy, can you be the narrator?” I hear one of the boys ask my husband.
Whenever the boys play together—whether it’s with their Legos, Star Wars figures, or super heroes—they usually assign someone to play the role of the “narrator.” As you can probably guess, the narrator’s job is to act as the voiceover for the action.
“Then Iron Man rose up to the sky to get a better look below…”
“But before he could escape, Spider-man called the Avengers…”
“Tune in for the next episode to see what happens…”
I’ll be honest. My English teacher self does the happy dance when I hear the boys—especially my youngest, who is 4 1/2—incorporate a narrator into their pretend play.
Next, we’ll work on internal and external conflict. Oh, and if we’re feeling extra fancy, we may move onto denouement. 🙂
This post is part of the “Slice of Life” series, organized by the teachers at Two Writing Teachers, whose goal is to give teachers a place to write and reflect. This March, more than 200 teachers have committed to daily writing. If you’d like to read more “slices” (from other teachers and even some students), visit twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/challenges.