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ERIC Number: ED365463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
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"And We Told Wonderful Stories Also": Reflections on a Preschool Language Game To Promote Narrative Development.
Mardell, Benjamin
Using a teacher-researcher perspective, a study assessed a preschool storytelling program designed to promote children's narrative development. The program included workshops, child-teacher conferences, and adult and child performances. A preschool class of 17 four-year-olds listened to adult-told stories, rehearsed their own stories with a teacher, and then performed their stories before the entire class. In-depth case studies of 4 of the 17 pupils' background, stories, and performances suggested: (1) the importance of establishing a shared focus on problem-solving to further children's narrative ability; (2) the usefulness of adult models of performance in both motivating children's participation and furthering their narrative abilities; and (3) the utility of puppets in furthering preschoolers' storytelling. An appendix explains the coding system used to evaluate the children's stories. Contains 28 references. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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