ERIC Number: ED225161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Word Weaving: A Storytelling Workbook. Workshop Edition.
Intended to provide a full range of storytelling techniques, this workbook includes 54 stories and their activities. Some stories are introduced with a fanfare and warmup section based on theatre games; some stories are preceded by commentary and source notes; and some folktales are retold with no preliminaries at all. About half of the stories suggested for telling are printed in the workbook; the other half are to be found in books generally available in the folklore section of a children's library. Creative drama is suggested as a follow-up activity for about half of the stories; the balance stand on their own simply as stories for telling. Stories are categorized in four lists according to themes: nonsense and repetition, new dimensions, adventure and trickster tales, and questing and the use of magic. Separate chapters provide techniques for storytelling and story theatre. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco, CA.; San Francisco Education Fund, CA.
Note: Publication of the Word Weaving program, a storytelling project.