ERIC Number: ED396301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Power of Storytelling: A Step-by-Step Guide to Dramatic Learning in K-12.
Illustrating how dramatic storytelling can be used in the school or classroom, this book gives step-by-step guidelines for learning to tell stories and for teaching storytelling to students. The book provides more than 100 lesson-related whole language activities that can be used across the curriculum. The book also provides many examples and original stories that were generated by using these activities. Tables of grade-level guidelines are provided at the end of each chapter. Chapter 1, "Introduction: Storytelling across the Curriculum," gives many suggestions with examples for using storytelling in the classroom. Chapter 2, "Telling and Generating Stories," provides helpful information about telling stories and teaching storytelling. Chapter 3, "Integrating the Arts into Storytelling," includes activities and examples of the ways that storytelling can be used with the literary, visual, music, and movement arts. Chapter 4, "Working with Story Lines," presents lesson-related activities that teach the basics of storytelling and creative dramatics. Chapter 5, "Description and Characterization," includes activities that teach how to enrich and expand stories and creative dramatics through the use of description and point of view. Contains 27 references. A 33-item glossary, and simplified and detailed character description forms are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Characterization, Class Activities, Creative Dramatics, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Story Telling, Whole Language Approach
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6414-5, $17; clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-6413-7, $37).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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