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ERIC Number: ED314798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Using Storytelling To Teach Oral Communication Competencies K-12.
Cooper, Pamela
This paper discusses the benefits of storytelling, especially for the classroom teacher. The paper provides 12 activities for students (Kindergarten-12) to demonstrate how storytelling can help develop communication competencies. The activities included in the paper are: folktale cinquain, The Wicked Stepmother Gets Her Day in Court, storytelling troupe, tall tales, Our Town, round robin storytelling, spin a yarn, picture book stories, personal stories, tell me a story, storytelling festival, and oral history. The paper also provides six activities, to be used as a follow-up to storytelling, which develop the following communication competencies: expanding power of reasoning; problem-solving competencies; listening effectively to spoken language; using nonverbal cues that emphasize meaning; and using spoken language creatively to enjoy and participate in imaginative situations. Appendixes include 81 resources and evaluation forms for assessing students' performances. An additional 52-item resource list is also attached. (MG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A