Storytellingfun and easy? Do tell!
• An easy-to-use resource for beginning storytellers
• Connect an enjoyable and traditional form of communication (storytelling) with the newer concept of standards-based instruction as it pertains to storytelling
• Receive step-by-step guidance on how to tell stories, as well as how to get students to tell stories too
Annie Weissman has been telling stories for over 30 years, and has been teaching others how to tell stories for almost as long. Here, she gives beginning storytellers step-by-step guidance in getting started (criteria for selection, learning the story), presenting a story (voice, pace, dialects, facial expressions, sound effects, audience participation), using proverbs to tiptoe into storytelling and integrating storytelling into school curriculum (social studies, mythology, tall tales, math and language arts). She also includes specific lesson plans for a unit in which students learn to tell stories, as well as provides a timeline, strategies and ideas for holding a storytelling festival at your school. 32 sample stories from traditional folk literature are included.
A bibliography of books with good stories for beginning storytellers, both students and adults, as well as books on the art of storytellingare included.
About the Author
Annie Weissman is the university supervisor and adjunct faculty at Arizona State University West in Phoenix, AZ. Her published works include Expand and Enrich Reading: Reading and Writing Activities, Grades K-2 and 3-6.