A constant focus of this book, then, will be on areas of children's intellectual activity in which we can see imagination at work, or play.
Author: Kieran Egan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
An eminently practical guide, Teaching as Story Telling shows teachers how to integrate imagination and reason into the curriculum when planning classes in social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science. In his innovative book, Kieran Egan refashions the ancient function of the storyteller with such clarity that any teacher can step into the role with confidence. Not only does Egan's book make the reader look anew at what is too often taken for granted about the ways in which children learn, it opens up a range of critical questions about our orientation to "objectives" and to either/ors when it comes to the affective and the cognitive. - Back cover.
This book supplies stories, essays, lesson plans and specialized storytelling strategies to help teachers "level the playing field" for all learners and better serve children with special needs.
Author: Sherry Norfolk
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book supplies stories, essays, and lesson plans along with specialized storytelling strategies to help teachers "level the playing field" for all learners and better serve children with special needs. • Provides a variety of successful storytelling strategies for reaching and teaching children with specific disabilities, enabling educators and mentors to choose options that will work best for their teaching environment and students • Provides immediate access to stories, strategies, and adaptations to meet specific needs • Offers a joyful, engaging, and thoroughly human way to interact with all students—a method that makes giving the gift of empathetic education easier
This book presents storytelling in mathematics as a medium for creating a classroom in which mathematics is appreciated, understood, and enjoyed.
Author: Rina Zazkis
Publisher: Sense Pub
This book presents storytelling in mathematics as a medium for creating a classroom in which mathematics is appreciated, understood, and enjoyed. The authors demonstrate how students' mathematical activity can be engaged via storytelling. Readers are introduced to many mathematical stories of different kinds, such as stories that provide a frame or a background to mathematical problems, stories that deeply intertwine with the content, and stories that explain concepts or ideas. Moreover, the authors present a framework for creating new stories, ideas for using and enriching existing stories, as well as several techniques for storytelling that make telling more interactive and more appealing to the learner. This book is of interest for those who teach mathematics, or teach teachers to teach mathematics. It may be of interest to those who like stories or like mathematics, or those who dislike either mathematics or stories, but are ready to reconsider their position.
Providing a highly accessible combination of theory and practice, the contributors to this book: define their own approach to storytelling describe the principles and theory that underpin their practice demonstrate how they work with ...
Author: Nicola Grove
"This innovative and wide-ranging book shows how storytelling can open new worlds for children with or without special educational needs. With sections that outline both therapeutic and educational approaches, the leading practitioners who contribute to this practical resource draw on their extensive experience, and distil their own approaches for the reader to use as inspiration for their own lessons. Providing a highly accessible combination of theory and practice, the contributors to this book: Define their own approach to storytelling; Describe the principles and theory that underpin their practice; Demonstrate how they work with different types of story; Provide extensive case-studies and assessment frameworks for a range of different special needs and age ranges; Provide some 'top tips' for practitioners who want to start using stories in this way. Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs will be of interest to all education professionals as well as therapists, youth workers, counsellors, and storytellers and theatre practitioners working in special education"--
This invaluable resource book includes everything teachers and librarians need to know for using storytelling in their classrooms with ready to tell tales correlated to the Common Core Standards.
Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
Publisher: August House Pub Incorporated
This invaluable resource includes everything teachers or librarians need to know for using storytelling in a classroom. It covers a range of topics including recommendations for using storytelling to enliven curriculum, ways to develop literacy and language skills, techniques for learning to tell stories, tips for teaching creativity, and ways to build community with other cultures. It even includes ready to tell tales for the classroom and correlates learning activities to the Common Core Standards.
"Presents concrete methods of incorporating storytelling by students of all ages into classroom practice to help teachers meet U.S. education standards of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing"--Provided ...
Author: Martha Hamilton
Publisher: Richard C Owen Pub
"Presents concrete methods of incorporating storytelling by students of all ages into classroom practice to help teachers meet U.S. education standards of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing"--Provided by publisher.
In a storytelling school, all children learn how to be storytellers as a way to improve literacy and learning subjects across the curriculum.
Author: Chris Smith
This dynamic approach to developing literacy helps children improve their writing, listening, empathy, speaking, reading, comprehension, performance, memory, imagination and confidence. It shows teachers the stages for learning how to tell stories, how to use stories in their teaching and how to teach children to tell their own stories with easy to use methods. In a storytelling school, all children learn how to be storytellers as a way to improve literacy and learning subjects across the curriculum.
Learners discover that they, too, can be storytellers. The book includes stories from around the world - and focuses on the telling techniques that will make all the difference as you tell them.
Author: David Heathfield
Category: Language arts
Storytelling With Our Students invites you on a fascinating and personal journey in the company of David Heathfield – an experienced teacher and dedicated storyteller. He introduces you to the art of telling an unscripted story, and provides you with the opportunity to bring stories from many cultures to vibrant life in your language teaching.Storytelling builds confidence, develops language skills, encourages speaking and listening fluency, and increases motivation and interaction.• Teachers discover the techniques for being successful tellers of tales.• Learners discover that they, too, can be storytellers.The book includes stories from around the world – and focuses on the telling techniques that will make all the difference as you tell them.Storytelling With Our Students contains three distinctive parts which focus in turn on theory, practice and development:Part A presents the history of storytelling through ages and cultures, and how it can be integrated into teaching in general and language teaching in particular.Part B presents a wealth of stories, accompanying them all with techniques for their successful telling. The three chapters – The teacher as storyteller, The student as storyteller and Creative ways into and out of a story – indicate that there is much more to classroom storytelling than first meets the eye.Part C presents further possibilities for those of you who venture into the magical world of stories – showing how Storytelling With Our Students can be just the beginning of your own personal journey.
This practical book gives teachers the skills and confidence to use storytelling and the spoken word in new and exciting ways in the classroom.
Author: Alastair K Daniel
Starting from the question ‘what is a story?’ Storytelling Across the Primary Curriculum leads the reader through the theory and practise of storytelling as an educational method – a method taught by the author over the last ten years through Primary English teaching programmes. This practical book gives teachers the skills and confidence to use storytelling and the spoken word in new and exciting ways in the classroom. It will also give teachers the confidence to ‘put down the book’ and trust themselves to tell, rather than read, a story. It provides a wealth of examples of cross-curricular teaching opportunities, including a section on the ways in which the teaching of phonics can be embedded in the 'real' language of story. Storytelling Across the Primary Curriculum is ideal for trainee and practicing primary school teachers who want to develop their classroom practice within the field of storytelling. Students on BA Primary, BEd, and PGCE courses, particularly those specialising in English, will also benefit from this book’s stimulating and intuitive approach to teaching English language and literacy.
This book offers unique and powerful insights into how stories and storytelling can be utilised within higher education to support sustainability literacy.
Author: Petra Molthan-Hill
Category: Business & Economics
To be a storyteller is an incredible position from which to influence hearts and minds, and each one of us has the capacity to utilise storytelling for a sustainable future. This book offers unique and powerful insights into how stories and storytelling can be utilised within higher education to support sustainability literacy. Stories can shape our perspective of the world around us and how we interact with it, and this is where storytelling becomes a useful tool for facilitating understanding of sustainability concepts which tend to be complex and multifaceted. The craft of storytelling is as old as time and has influenced human experience throughout the ages. The conscious use of storytelling in higher education is likewise not new, although less prevalent in certain academic disciplines; what this book offers is the opportunity to delve into the concept of storytelling as an educational tool regardless of and beyond the boundaries of subject area. Written by academics and storytellers, the book is based on the authors’ own experiences of using stories within teaching, from a story of “the Ecology of Law” to the exploration of sustainability in accounting and finance via contemporary cinema. Practical advice in each chapter ensures that ideas may be put into practice with ease. In addition to examples from the classroom, the book also explores wider uses of storytelling for communication and sense-making and ways of assessing student storytelling work. It also offers fascinating research insights, for example in addressing the question of whether positive utopian stories relating to climate change will have a stronger impact on changing the behaviour of readers than will dystopian stories. Everyone working as an educator should fi nd some inspiration here for their own practice; on using storytelling and stories to co-design positive futures together with our students.
Make storytelling a part of your daily curriculum! This practical guide from Nile Stanley and Brett Dillingham shows busy K8 teachers how to use storytelling to motivate and engage all readers and writers while supporting the standards.
Author: Nile Stanley
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
Category: Performing Arts
Make storytelling a part of your daily curriculum! This practical guide from Nile Stanley and Brett Dillingham shows busy K8 teachers how to use storytelling to motivate and engage all readers and writers while supporting the standards. Mini-lessons at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels help teachers weave storytelling into the fabric of today's standards-based classroom and construct their own skillful literacy lessons. Reluctant and striving readers and writers, English language learners, and even more advanced storytellers will love the confidence they gain as they move from developing to delivering a variety of stories for a variety of audiences. Teachers will love the many benefits of "performance literacy," or teaching children how to write and perform stories: [[ Develop literacy skillslanguage, vocabulary, comprehension, writing process, speaking, and listeningalong with performance skills and self-expression; [[ Easily integrate learning across the content areas; [[ Deepen the connection between home, school, and community; [[ Promote students' creativity and activate their prior knowledge; [[ Encourage respect and self-improvement as students learn to critique each other's stories and performances in a non-threatening manner. Developing Literacy Through Storytelling comes complete with a story index, curriculum tie-ins, digital storytelling tips, and information for using the companion website with supplemental multimedia. An audio CD includes more than 70 minutes of stories and songs from the authors themselves, in addition to other well-known storytellers, performers, and educators: Karen Alexander, John Archambault, David Plummer, HeatherForest, Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley, Gene Tagaban, and Allan Wolf. Don't just teach literacyperform it!
Collection of stories for teaching history in primary schools with a set of follow-up activities for each topic.
Author: Chris Smith
Publisher: Storytelling School
Collection of stories for teaching history in primary schools with a set of follow-up activities for each topic. Stories cover commonly taught topics and are designed to be learned and retold orally by students. Each story comes with engaging and inclusive ways to link that story to history teaching, English literacy skills and other subject areas. A one stop shop for primary history teaching with stories that have been tried and tested in the classroom.
Designed for anyone who wants to develop the skill of telling stories, this volume provides advice on choosing, learning, and presenting stories, as well as discussions on the importance of storytelling through human history and its ...
Author: Amy E. Spaulding
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Designed for anyone who wants to develop the skill of telling stories, this volume provides advice on choosing, learning, and presenting stories, as well as discussions on the importance of storytelling through human history and its continued significance today.
Digital Storytelling is a tool that was created to integrate the newest technology in the classroom.
Author: Kay Teehan
Digital Storytelling is a tool that was created to integrate the newest technology in the classroom. It has proven to be a powerful tool indeed. It is said that the reason for its power lies with the type of students we teach each day in our schools. Students today are multi-taskers, creative, and visual learners. They have grown up in a world of multimedia and respond to audio-visual in positive ways. Given the opportunity to tell their stories using digital storytelling models, they are transformed into self-motivated information consumers. Our job, as educators, becomes one of utilizing their natural gravitation to technology to fit our purposes of teaching state and national standards.
Through accessible language and candid discussions, Storytelling for Social Justice explores the stories we tell ourselves and each other about race and racism in our society.
Author: Lee Anne Bell
Through accessible language and candid discussions, Storytelling for Social Justice explores the stories we tell ourselves and each other about race and racism in our society. Making sense of the racial constructions expressed through the language and images we encounter every day, this book provides strategies for developing a more critical understanding of how racism operates culturally and institutionally in our society. Using the arts in general, and storytelling in particular, the book examines ways to teach and learn about race by creating counter-storytelling communities that can promote more critical and thoughtful dialogue about racism and the remedies necessary to dismantle it in our institutions and interactions. Illustrated throughout with examples drawn from high school classrooms, teacher education programs, and K-12 professional development programs, the book provides tools for examining racism as well as other issues of social justice. For every teacher who has struggled with how to get the "race discussion" going or who has suffered through silences and antagonism, the innovative model presented in this book offers a practical and critical framework for thinking about and acting on stories about racism and other forms of injustice.