ERIC Number: ED359838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Storytelling Project. Southeast Asian Women's Alliance.
de Barros, Judy; And Others
Geared to refugee women, the storytelling project developed by the Refugee Women's Alliance (formerly the South East Asian Women's Alliance) in Seattle, Washington, combines language, cross-cultural, and family skills. The project included development of the storytelling curriculum for English-as-a-Second-Language students, training instructors, collecting stories and illustrations, and printing the stories. The curriculum was divided into two parts: collecting and sharing the stories, and follow-up ESL activities. Bilingual aides help collect stories from beginning pre-literate students. Folktales representing five ethnic groups (Cambodian, Eritrean, ethnic Chinese, Lao, and Soviet Ukrainian) are compiled in this document, which also suggests techniques for sharing and polishing stories. Some beginning storytelling resources are provided. The follow-up ESL activities described include anticipation (pre-story) activities, comprehension checks, oral and written language experience activities, and cross-cultural exercises. Specific ESL activities are geared to one Lao folktale. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Refugee Women's Alliance, Seattle, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington (Seattle)