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"Storyteller, author and educator Ellis has been touring the world and collecting stories since 1980. He has been a keynote speaker and workshop presenter at hundreds of educational conferences, and has published numerous books and storytelling DVDs.Balancing pedagogy with practice, his text will help teachers of all levels, from preK to adult, to develop the skills and confidence needed to incorporate storytelling—their own and their students'—into their classrooms as a tool for improving reading fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and creative writing strategies. The text includes discussion of current supporting research; improving storytelling skills; storytelling and the reading-writing connection; storytelling in the content areas of social studies, science, math and problem solving; creating thematic units; and building an integrated school community of learners. Numerous examples and detailed lesson plans are included throughout the text."
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"This book is an educator's road map to exploring reading, writing, social studies, science, and math by providing exciting, easy-to-learn stories for different learning styles. . . . This book is an excellent source to help students meet national standards, teachers implement follow-up activities in instructional procedures in the classroom, and librarians motivate and inspire hard-to-reach children through read-alouds and storytelling. . . . Recommended."
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