Be an Instant Storyteller! Students are immersed in the art and process of storytelling! They will hear stories being told, create their own stories, and immediately tell their new story to a classmate! An excellent way to kick off a creative writing unit or to positively impact oral language skills. Grades: 3 and up
Tell’n’Tales Tell’n’tales is a fast-paced, participatory workshop which employs multiple learning modes such as verbal response, physical response, singing, dancing and problem-solving to facilitate successful learning and telling of tales. Children learn and re-tell a folktale in their own words, enhancing oral language, sequencing and conceptualization skills. Grades: preK - 2
Raising Readers: Motivating Children to Read...for parents, teachers, and anyone who wants to develop children into lifelong learners. Dynamic presentation includes hands-on exploration of successful reading-aloud for all ages. Family Literacy Programs are also available.
Instant Storytelling in the Family, Classroom, or Library
When a child grows up without hearing family stories, she enters adulthood with an incomplete sense of her personal history. This is loss enough. But when a child grows up without hearing folktales and fairytales, she enters adulthood with an imperfect sense of what it means to be a member of the human family. — Carmen Deedy, Social Studies in the Storytelling Classroom (Parkhurst Bros, 2012)
Children need stories – they need to hear them and they need to tell them – in order to be full-fledged members of the human family. In this fast-paced, hands-on workshop, you’ll participate in a wide variety of story games and story activities that are guaranteed to get the stories flowing at home, in the library, in the classroom – even in the car!
- fun and successful ways to help parents and grandparents rediscover and tell their stories;
- intriguing strategies for helping children learn to create satisfying stories with beginning, middle, and end, and practice comprehension skills such as predicting and inferring;
- laughter-provoking games that require creative thinking and imagination while developing understanding of cause-and-effect;
- and much more.
Join the fun and learn how to engage kids in the amazing world of Story!
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