ERIC Number: ED450385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Storytelling: A Position Statement from the Committee on Storytelling.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Once upon a time, storytelling was the medium through which people learned their history and came to make sense of their world. But after the invention of the written word, oral storytelling was foolishly cast aside and the respect for storytelling as a tool of learning was almost forgotten. This position statement by the Committee on Storytelling of the National Council of Teachers of English argues that storytelling can still be useful in the classroom. The statement first elaborates on what storytelling is and gives some reasons for including it in school, both as practiced by teachers and by students. It then offers some suggestions as to just how teachers can include storytelling for effective instruction in their classrooms. (NKA)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Position Papers, Story Telling
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096. Tel: 800-369-6283 (Toll Free). Full text at http://www.ncte.org/positions/story.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.