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ERIC Number: ED343098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
When Students Become Story-Tellers. Monograph No. 1.
Wason-Ellam, Linda
Story-telling is a language-learning activity providing many opportunities for students to use language spontaneously and imaginatively. As an open-ended activity, story-telling helps students to expand literate behaviors, to explore and to spontaneously stretch composing strategies into meaningful contexts before they set their pencils to paper. The "rehearsal" stage of the story-telling cycle includes pre-reading and pre-writing. Many times students role-play their characters, practicing dialogue and gesture, "living the experience" before they actually write about it. In the "extension" stage, story-telling can be a part of the reflecting and refining process, and it includes post-reading and post-writing. Examples of story-telling activities are: group story-telling, add-on cumulative stories, dramatizing stories, participation stories, individual story-telling, family stories, and improvising literary dialogue. (Forty-nine references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Univ., Saskatoon. Coll. of Education.