Super Simple Storytelling / Edition 1

Super Simple Storytelling / Edition 1

by Kendall Haven
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563086816

ISBN-13: 9781563086816

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Designed for educators and other professionals who want to improve communication skills and boost learning, these simple storytelling techniques are as fun as they are effective. Haven's breakthrough approach helps you build on your natural storytelling abilities to refine your communication skills in the classroom, library, and even at home. This book has

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Designed for educators and other professionals who want to improve communication skills and boost learning, these simple storytelling techniques are as fun as they are effective. Haven's breakthrough approach helps you build on your natural storytelling abilities to refine your communication skills in the classroom, library, and even at home. This book has everything you need to get started, including detailed directions and guides for more than 40 powerful storytelling exercises to use with your class. You'll find the Golden List of what an audience really needs from storytelling, a proven, step-by-step system for successfully learning and remembering a story, the Great-Amazing-Never-Fail Safety Net to prevent storytelling disasters, a comprehensive discussion of the proven value of storytelling in education, and more. The book also shows you how to effectively use storytelling across the curriculum to capture student interest and boost learning. It even provides guidelines for teachi

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563086816
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

List of Figuresix
Introductionxi
Part INatural Storytelling: 100% Natural You--With No Artificial Additives1
The Right Question Gathers the Right Answer1
Your Natural Style3
The Golden List: The Audience Speaks9
The Lemon List12
Part IIAnatomy of A Story: The Power Behind the Words15
What Is a Story?15
Fiction Is Folks18
The Core of a Character21
Layers of the Onion29
Evaluating a Story32
Part IIILearning and Telling Made Easy: The Step-by-Step Super Simple System35
To Memorize, or Not to Memorize? That Is the Question35
What Super Simple Tellers Learn38
Meet the Orchestra42
Meet the Conductor44
The Super Simple System for Learning a Story46
The Great-Amazing-Never-Fail Safety Net57
Part IVTelling Tidbits63
Tips for Telling a Story63
All Those Who Are Creative, Stand Up65
Storytelling and Copyright65
Gestures67
Props, Costumes, and Other Extras68
Audience Participation71
The Sore Throat Blues72
Part VStorytelling in the Curriculum: Putting the Magic to Work75
Teaching with Telling75
Teaching Language Arts Through Stories76
Stories in Other Curriculum Areas88
Part VITeaching Students to Tell107
The Value of Student Storytelling107
Teaching Students to Tell the Super Simple Way108
Evaluating Student Storytellers116
Part VIISuper Simple Storytelling Exercises119
Exercise 1.1The Wave Game119
Exercise 1.2What'd You Have for Dinner?121
Exercise 1.3Your Favorite Story123
Exercise 1.4What Makes It Real?125
Exercise 1.5What Do You Remember?127
Exercise 1.6What Makes It Fun to Listen To?129
Exercise 2.1What Is a Story?131
Exercise 2.2Is It a Story Yet?133
Exercise 2.3The Big Three137
Exercise 3.1The Memorization Blues140
Exercise 3.2Stand and Watch142
Exercise 3.3Describe the Scene144
Exercise 3.4Say It How?146
Exercise 3.5I Forgot My Homework149
Exercise 3.6You Want Me to Go There?151
Exercise 3.7Hitch Hiker153
Exercise 3.8Mum's the Word155
Exercise 3.9Gesture a Word159
Exercise 3.10Exaggeration161
Exercise 3.11A Better Excuse163
Exercise 3.12Role Play165
Exercise 3.13Interrupter167
Exercise 4.1The Tell-About Game170
Exercise 4.2One-on-One-on-One-on-One172
Exercise 4.3Where's the Camera?175
Exercise 4.4The Scene Game178
Exercise 4.5The Character Game180
Exercise 4.6Be Your Character184
Exercise 4.7The Retell Game186
Exercise 4.8Where Images Come From188
Exercise 4.9She Entered the Room190
Exercise 5.1The 30-Second Story192
Exercise 5.2Interrogate the Character196
Exercise 5.3Judge the Characters198
Exercise 5.4Shadow Voices200
Exercise 5.5The History Game202
Exercise 6.1Sneak Them In204
Exercise 6.2The Circle Story206
Exercise 6.3Pass the Picture208
Exercise 6.4Ruler of the Island210
Exercise 6.5Stage Coach212
AppendixThe Definition of Storytelling215
Why Define Storytelling?215
What Is Storytelling?216
What Isn't Storytelling?217
Roles and Responsibilities in a Storytelling Event217
From the Kitchen Table to Carnegie Hall: The Levels of Storytelling218
What Is a Story?219
References221
Magazines221
Books and Articles About Storytelling221
Guides to Stories for the Curriculum222
Index225
About the Author229
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