ERIC Number: ED371381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Give a Listen: Stories of Storytelling in School.
Trousdale, Ann M., Ed.; And Others
This book demonstrates the importance of storytelling as an aspect of language arts programs. The book contains stories contributed by teachers from elementary through university levels. It also describes many of the ways storytelling can be woven into the fabric of the classroom curriculum. The collection is divided into three sections. The first section, which recounts how storytellers get started, contains the following selections: (1) "The Story's the Thing" (Jeanne Smith); (2) "The Strolling Storytellers" (Karen P. Durand); (3) "'Do It Again, Dwayne': Finding Out about Children as Storytellers" (Kerry Mallan); (4) "Tell Me That One; Now Let's Tell It Together: Sharing Stories with Tim" (Ann M. Trousdale); (5) "The Journey of One Young Storyteller" (Marni Schwartz); and (6)"Tap Your Storytelling Roots" (Joe Yurkish). The second section, which tells how teachers have connected storytelling to the teaching of traditional school subjects, contains the following selections: (7) "May I Tell You My Story?" (Ruth Merrill); (8) "Who Needs a Storyteller for Freshman Comp?" (Sharon Kane); (9) "Andrew Joins the Storytelling Club" (Barbara A. Connelly); (10) "Edmund's Story" (May Murphy); (11) "Telling the Tale" (Syd Lieberman); (12) "Family Stories, Images, and the Fictional Dream" (Tom Romano); and (13) "Telling Tales from School" (Barbara Lipke). The third section, which shows how storytelling can serve to build communities of listeners and learners, contains the following selections: (14) "Story Quilt: A Student Teacher's Mythic Journey" (Anne Vilen); (15)"Stories, Readers, and a Community of Learners" (Julia Hamilton); (16) "Let Them Tell Their Stories" (Brian Conroy); and (17) "Teachers' Tales as Texts: Folklore and Our Profession" (Bonnie S. Sunstein). An 85-item annotated bibliography which provides resources for storytellers is appended. (SAM)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment, Higher Education, Language Arts, Oral Language, Oral Tradition, Story Telling
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.