There is a new board game called Pitch-A-Story. This dynamic literacy development tool engages students to become better readers, writers, listeners and presenters. Up to 18 players can participate in teams, making it a perfect tool in team-based teaching environments. Plus, it s a terrific after school activity.

In addition, the game comes with a 16-page, Story Invention Guide that is a lesson plan for 6+ hours of instruction.

By playing PITCH-A-STORY! students:

  • Learn story structure
  • Develop a more robust oral vocabulary‚the building blocks for improved reading and writing
  • Enhance their presentation skills and self-confidence
  • Develop a capacity to collaborate in teams
  • Learn the different genres in literature
  • Improve listening skills
  • Become more creative

I enjoyed reading their Hollywood Screenwriters page:

“Making it in Hollywood, on Broadway, with a book publisher, or with any opportunity for your ideas, depends on your ability to tell your story concisely and eloquently.

And you may have only a minute to do it!

Being able to tell a powerful story in a short time takes practice, and that’s where playing PITCH-A-STORY! can make all the difference.

The game takes you on a whirlwind story career where you get to test your pitching skills. If it’s a great story well told, you could get awarded 5 Stars for your performance and become a star! But if it’s bad, just like in real life, your critics will pan you!

There’s no better way to learn how to tell a compelling story in a short time. Plus, it’s a bunch of fun to play. So, what’s your pitch?”

You can learn more at www.pitchastory.com .

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