Little stories

Use this resource with the Decoding Egypt lesson from our Codes topic.

Can you tell a story without using words or letters and without telling the story out loud? This tricky but fun activity will demonstrate the limitations of only using images to tell a story. There is no right or wrong with this activity and the richness of it comes from the discussion after the activity is completed.

Hand out the stories and working on their own the children should translate their story into a series of simple pictures. The children should work quietly so there are no verbal clues to their stories. When they have finished the task redistribute their pictorial stories. Can anybody translate the story accurately? What would have made their task easier?

Use alongside the 'Decoding for archaeologist' lesson in the Codes topic.

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