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Teaching with Story: Classroom Connections to Storytelling based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
3.5 actually As a teacher, anytime you can read a book and end it feeling like you can immediately incorporate action in your classroom - that's a winner. This book makes it very clear on how to easily and effectively use folktales and stories in the preschool to high school classroom, across the curriculum. Much of this is due to the abundance of included stories along with the practical activities to include alongside them. One of the strengths of this book is the authors commitment to using a select few stories frequently throughout the book to demonstrate the various applications. Finally, after instilling the desire to captivate students with stories, they go on to highlight the research that proves that this is an effective teaching strategy and then even pulls out common core standards that are met by using stories in the classroom. I received an eARC from the publisher. Here is my honest review.
Title: Teach With Story: Classroom Connections to Storytelling Author: Margaret Read MacDonald, Jennifer MacDonald Whitman, Nathaniel Forrest Whitman Publisher: August House Published: 9-11-2013 ISBN: 978-1-939160-72-0 Pages: 225 Genre: Teaching Tags: Storytelling As a teacher of special needs and children that are challenged I have looked for any and all ideas on how to hold the attention of my kids. I wish I had run across a book like this years ago. Other than my Sunday School class where I have used story telling for years to make the lessons more fun for my 4th graders. I haven't thought to use it with my other students. I found that Teaching With story is a well written in depth look at using story telling to hold the interest of your students in a variety of school tasks and subjects. There are plenty of examples that you can use as guidelines if you like. This is an amazing tool for teachers who desire to enrich the learning environment of their pupils. These simple techniques can be used by anyone. Try them the next time you want to take a tired subject and bring it alive for your students. I think you will find their retention goes up in proportion to their fidgeting going down. Take a moment to check out Teaching With Story today. Whether you are homeschooling or teaching in a classroom, you will find it informative and a great aid in planning your lessons.