Knock, knock

Gentle or sharp, timid or determined.
It is always cloaked in mystery. It always holds a promise.
And then, as soon as the accompanying image is revealed, everything falls into place.
The power of … a knock on the door.

Knock, knock… This lesson idea started with a viral story about a feisty (We love the word! Don’t you think some words are tiny stories in their own right?) elderly lady whose surname has never been disclosed.

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By subtracting some vital elements from the original narrative, we wanted to add layers of mystery to our version story (A knock on the door).

And then, naturally, the lesson turns out to be all about activating students’ language and critical thinking to unveil the mystery and indulge in storysharing. We like to use this term in the context of learning because our best lessons are most of all storysharing experiences, as opposed to monologue-driven storytelling performances.

Happy storysharing!

Beata & Milada

PS: Knock, knock…


The image right above: Jana Jedinak via

Featured image: Zoltan Tasi via

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