ERIC Number: EJ636902
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Storytelling as a Constructivist Model for Developing Language and Literacy.
Palmer, Barbara C.; Harshbarger, Shelley J.; Koch, Cindy A.
Journal of Poetry Therapy, v14 n4 p199-212 Sum 2001
Presents observations of two community-sponsored summer programs in which storytelling was used as a vehicle for expanding children's existing oral language and developing their literacy abilities. Describes how children first participated as attentive listeners to the professional storyteller, then became creative retellers, then used story mapping. Notes the children quickly adapted to stories as a vehicle for active learning. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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