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ERIC Number: ED183283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Oral Story-Telling: The Whys and Hows.
Thomas, Maureen Mulroy; Mikesell, Susan
This paper discusses reasons why oral storytelling is a useful technique and presents step-by-step instructions for how to tell a story. Among the advantages discussed are: immediacy, relevancy, versatility, lack of visual stimuli to limit conceptualization, and eye contact. Techniques are presented for three components of the storytelling process: (1) finding a story to tell, (2) learning the story, and (3) telling the story. Variations in these techniques are described for stories taken from different sources including written or filmed stories, stories taken from personal experiences, and stories contrived solely from the imagination of the storyteller. (JMB)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: N/A
Note: Paper based on presention at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Atlanta, GA, November 8-11, 1979)