ERIC Number: ED144091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Storytelling: Oral Interpretation in the Senior High School.
Abrahamson, Richard F.
In an eleventh-grade unit, students studied and practiced the art of storytelling and then went into elementary classrooms to tell stories to first-grade and second-grade children. Students prepared for the storytelling sessions by reading books on storytelling techniques, inviting a local storyteller to class and then videotaping and studying her presentation, and--with the aid of an elementary school librarian--choosing books to read to the children. The unit helped students to learn about elements of literature, as they examined children's books to choose those they would read, and it also helped to increase students' oral interpretation skills and composure before an audience. In addition, the unit established communication between the elementary and secondary schools and related to the home economics teacher's unit on child development and parenthood. (GW)
Descriptors: Books, Child Development, Childrens Literature, Elementary School Students, English Instruction, Grade 11, High Schools, Interpretive Reading, Interschool Communication, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Oral Interpretation, Speech Communication, Story Telling, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report prepared at University of Houston