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ERIC Number: EJ1114758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Methods and Strategies: Oral Science Stories. Using Culturally Responsive Storytelling to Teach Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Students
Harris, Renard; Hall, Cynthia; Hawkins, Tristan; Hartley, Megan; McCray, Willie; Sirleaf, Hammed
Science and Children, v53 n9 p64-68 Jul 2016
T.A.L.E.S., Teaching And Learning with Engaging Stories, is an alternative teaching method that focuses on enhancing learning by teaching science, math, ELA, and social studies through story. A six-week research study investigating socioeconomically disadvantaged students' responses to oral stories was conducted during an afterschool tutoring program in a Title I school. This research study consisted of six science stories, all of which were embedded in South Carolina's fourth-grade standards. The following themes emerged in this study: (1) Students looked forward to hearing the stories each week; (2) Students felt prepared for the formative assessment; (3) Students used the stories as "clues" to understand the science; and (4) Regardless of who the storyteller was, the students knew what to expect weekly. The article includes an example of one of the stories used to teach students science through storytelling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
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