ERIC Number: ED380424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Tell Me a Story! Narrative in the Classroom. Instructional Strategies Series No. 15.
This booklet provides practical exploration of the use of narrative in the classroom with students and in teachers' personal and professional development. The various narrative forms are described in boxes throughout the booklet and include letter writing, storytelling, autobiographical accounts and several others. There are four "Your Turn" boxes that lead the reader through construction of a narrative, analysis, and reflection. These model the processes that are suggested for use with students or in professional development. After an introductory section, the first section discusses why a teacher might use narrative in the classroom and in their own professional development. The next section describes the importance of modeling and setting an example for students. A section on using narrative in content areas explains that narrative can summarize knowledge. The next section looks at guiding the construction of narratives and offers several examples of student narratives constructed in different ways. The next section looks at use of narratives for skill development and personal reflection. The following section discusses how to demonstrate that narratives are valued. A section on evaluation urges that evaluation be directly tied to the narrative's purpose. (Contains 22 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Instructional Development, Journal Writing, Modeling (Psychology), Personal Narratives, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Writing Assignments, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
Saskatchewan Book Bureau, 1500-4th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4R 8G8, Canada ($10 Canadian including shipping and handling; 7% tax on Canadian orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit, Saskatoon.; Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit, Regina.
Identifiers - Location: Canada