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ERIC Number: ED316875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Enhancing Listening Comprehension through Storytelling.
Dwyer, Evelyn M.
Listening skills are enormously important both in and of themselves and as correlates with reading comprehension. Storytelling is a very productive approach for encouraging listening skills. Perhaps the focal point relative to promoting listening competencies rests with generating appropriate attitudes among listeners. Directions for listening to a story must provide students with reasons for listening, thus fostering motivation. Writing and retelling activities can easily be added, thus adding an enriching pair of dimensions. Practice leads the storyteller/reading teacher to develop comfortably a frame of mind for seeing the potential for comprehension instruction in a wide variety of stories. The teacher/storyteller no longer needs to focus on developing comprehension skills but can ease into discussion and questioning strategies that flow naturally from the story itself. Storytelling is an integral part of the language arts program and enriching, both as an artistic endeavor and a competence building activity. (One figure is included.) (MG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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