Stories on Board!: Creating Board Games from Favorite Tales

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Ever-popular, board games can be an ideal teaching tool. In Stories on Board!: Creating Board Games from Favorite Tales, award-winning storyteller Dianne de Las Casas shows how it's done, allowing students to create their own board games with a unique method that integrates learning and fun.

With Stories on Board!, students read and listen to popular folktales, analyze the structure of the story through story mapping, and then create a board game based on their analysis, ...

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Overview

Ever-popular, board games can be an ideal teaching tool. In Stories on Board!: Creating Board Games from Favorite Tales, award-winning storyteller Dianne de Las Casas shows how it's done, allowing students to create their own board games with a unique method that integrates learning and fun.

With Stories on Board!, students read and listen to popular folktales, analyze the structure of the story through story mapping, and then create a board game based on their analysis, engaging their aural, visual, and tactile skills. The lesson culminates in a Game Day in which the students play each other's games. The technique is a great way to introduce a unit on folktales, covering language arts and social studies.

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"…what makes this book unique is that it spells out the elements of a good story and relates them to the parts of an interesting game…Recommended for school libraries."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591588627
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Pages: 107
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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