ERIC Number: ED223017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Listen to the Story: Using Spontaneous Story-Writing with Students.
The role of spontaneous story writing in the education of normal and emotionally troubled students is examined. A review of the theoretical and research base touches on the value of fantasy production in language development, self exploration, and problem solving. Classroom application is examined in terms of the need for a facilitative environment, the teacher's role as listener and model, and the benefits of the students feeling accepted and understood. Illustrations are provided of stories written by a disturbed adolescent who learned to express herself and to feel a sense of belonging with other students. Appendixes provide information on sample story making activities. (CL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Expression, Emotional Disturbances, Emotional Problems, Fantasy, Language Arts, Story Telling, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
Arts in Special Education Project of Pennsylvania, 236 Union Deposit Mall, Harrisburg, PA 17111 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster, PA.
Note: A part of the Arts in Special Education Project of Pennsylvania program.