Teachers, Parents and Storytellers of all ages
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From the beginning of time, storytelling has been the means by which cultures and societies have preserved and celebrated their memories, passed on their values and belief systems, entertained, instructed and reported. Long before there were written records, storytellers taught through the oral tradition.
Today, teachers can employ this age-old educational tool with the assurance that it still works! In fact, recent brain-based research supports intuitive belief in storytelling with empirical evidence. In Making Connections: Teaching and the Human Brain (Addison-Wesley, 1994), Renate and Geoffery Caine state,
There is strong reason to believe that organization of information in story form is a natural brain process…We suggest that the brain research confirms that evidence and begins to explain why stories are important.
Storytelling is a power tool for education. Everything we do in the modern world is connected to story and the more adept we are at telling stories, the more connected our society will be as it relates to all forms of communication.
What People are Saying
“Literacy Development in the Storytelling Clasroom is “a fascinating collection with useful, creative surprises for classrooms and library programs”
— Reviewer: Lucy Schall, VOYA
“Professional storytellers and K-8 teachers contribute suggestions on how to implement strategies that complement instructional units as well as satisfy national educational standards. Lesson objectives are explained in detail as well as the best methods for assessing student comprehension of a story. Activities emphasize student communication and multiple intelligences….A valuable bibliography of pertinent resources is located at the end of this book. The Storytelling Classroom would be a worthwhile purchase for educators who teach subject content through stories. Recommended.”
— Library Media Connection