This year, I am doing 10-15 min Story Listening almost every day with my Novice students: French 1 (8th grade), French 2, and French 2 Honors (9th grade). In this post, I will be sharing story titles, original scripts and adapted scripts on the Stories First website (when available and not copyrighted), and a video of each story live from my classroom, using Story Listening supplementation. If a text is copyrighted, just google it and you will find the original book to purchase, synopsis, read-alouds, and more…

I hope this post will encourage you to try one, two, or more stories!

Happy listening 🙂

PS1: As you will see in the videos, I can’t draw! Yet, my students and I enjoy Story Listening. Don’t let the fear of drawing get in your way.

PS2: Because I tell the same stories to both levels, some stories will be delivered at a faster pace with more sophisticated language depending on the class. For example, a character will simply walk in a French 1 version (“marche”) but s/he will take a leisurely walk in a French 2 version (“se promène”), etc.

PS3: the first 2 videos are a bit blurry unfortunately but the rest of them are crystal clear. Sorry about that.

PS4: If you have stories you want to share, please post the titles in the comments, I am always looking for good stories!!

1.La petite grenouille à grande bouche

Original script (old French joke)            Adapted script
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2. “La délicieuse purée” adapted from The delicious porridge by the Grimm Brothers

Original script (Der süße Brei in German)     Adapted script

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3. La soupe by Einrich Hoffman

Original script (Der Struwwelpeter in German)    Adapted script

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Soupe

 

4. Les étoiles adapted from Star Money by the Grimm Brothers

Original script (Die Strentaler in German)   Adapted script

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etoiles

 

5. The wolf and the crane by Aesop

Original script     Adapted script

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Loup Grue

 

6. Merci petit ours adapted from Thank you Bear by Greg E. Foley

Copyrighted (but google the title to find out more)

Story about a little bear who finds a box for his friend the rat

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Merci Petit Ours

7. Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock Book by Eric Kimmel

While Anansi is a mythical West African character and therefore a lot of his stories are not copyrighted, this particular one is (but google the title to find out more).

Story about the mischievous Anansi who tries to trick other animals with a magic rock.

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Anansi

 

8. The lion and the mouse by Aesop

Original script     Adapted script

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Lion et souris

 

9. La delicieuse lune adapted from Mooncake by Frank Asch

Copyrighted (but google the title to find out more)

Story about a bear who wants to eat the moon and builds a rocket.

Technical issue with camera, sorry!

 

10. La princesse en pyjama adapted from The paperbag princess by Robert Munsch (15 min)

Copyrighted (but google the title to find out more)

Story about a fierce princess who rescues her prince from a dragon who had burnt all her clothes

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Paperbag

 

11. King Midas (Greek myth)

original script    adapted script

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(not my best delivery but I am committed to show the good and the not so good)

Midas

 

12. The angry giant adapted from Habia una vez una casa by Graciela Montes

Copyrighted (but google the title to find out more)

Story about a giant who is happy when the sun shines but angry when it rains and how one tiny bird will change his mood

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giant

 

13. Bernard et Claude adapted from Jasper and Joop by Olivia Dunrea

Copyrighted (but google the title to find out more)

Story about two ducks who are VERY different.

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14. Les filles de Mufaro adapted from Mufaro’s beautiful daugthers by John Steptoe

Copyrighted (but google the title to find out more)

Tale from Zimbabwe about two daughters, one kind and the other selfish.

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15. The boy who cried wolf by Aesop

original script       adapted script

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16. The golden key by the Grimm Brothers

original script     adapted script

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the golden key

17. Toujours le rat by Carla Tarini

original script

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Toujours

 

18. Roland, an opera by Lully

original script         adapted script

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Roland

 

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