Gather your students in a reading circle. Then read aloud "Three Billy Goats Gruff" from pages 237–238.
Afterward, tell the story (instead of reading it word for word). Paraphrase it, looking out at students, connecting with them, and making the story dramatic by changing your voice, facial expressions, gestures, and postures.
Ask students how telling a story is different from just reading it. Ask them to list some of the ways you brought the story to life in your telling.
Let them know that when they tell their own stories, they will not be reading them word for word from a script. Instead, they will be using their own words, making them dramatic with tone, expressions, gestures, and body language.