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By Judy Sima, Kevin D Cordi

A person who desires to begin a early life storytelling team or troupe will discover a wealth of useful info and suggestion during this advisor. Written through veteran storytellers and storytelling crew leaders, this booklet takes you step-by-step in the course of the complete technique of making plans, beginning, handling, and starting to be your storytelling group-even up via taking the express at the street. whole directions for instructing storytelling abilities and acting are followed by means of dozens of reproducible actions and sensible tips-from the right way to recruit contributors and the way to conform tales for telling to what to put on while acting, and fundraising principles. Storytelling is a robust instructing and studying device. It raises literacy and language talents, builds creativity and mind's eye, instills self assurance, encourages cooperation and collaboration-and it is nice enjoyable for everybody! proportion the reward of storytelling with teens and watch them develop. Grades 4-12.

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So it is with lessons, games, and activities. They are shared and passed along by dedicated teachers, librarians, and storytellers. Many of the activities we have included came from workshops we have attended over the years and adapted for our own use and situation. Some are original and our own creation. Wherever possible, we have given credit to the individuals who first introduced us to the game or activity. We would especially like to thank the storytellers who have allowed us to use and adapt some of the activities included in Chapters 3 and 4: Donna Boudreau, Mary Hamilton, Cynthia Changaris, Tom McCabe, Jean-Andrew Dickmann, and Finley Stewart.

Objectives: – Students will be able to tell stories in front of their peers. – Students will be able to tell a story they have learned to a variety of audiences. – Students will be able to create a tellable story from a personal experience. • Goal: To use storytelling as a vehicle for community service. Objectives: – Students will be able to tell confidently at least one story in front of an audience. , nursing homes, homeless shelters, preschools, children’s hospitals). – Students will be able to conduct a storytelling festival to raise funds for charity.

Read It: Reading the Story Aloud 70 Step 3. Picture It: Drawing, Outlining, or Mapping the Story 71 Step 4. Imagine It: Visualizing or Imagining the Story 75 Step 5. Practice It: Rehearsing the Story 76 Step 6. Tell It: Telling the Story to an Audience 77 Page vi Chapter 4a: Strengthening Storytelling Skills: Advanced Activities 83 Rotation Station 83 Virginia Reel 85 Exaggeration Station 87 All Hands Down 88 Emotions Circle 89 Pass the Mask 91 Excuses, Excuses 92 Tall Tale 93 Good News-Bad News 94 To Get or “Mother May I…” 95 Drawing from a Description 96 Chapter 4b: Strengthening Storytelling Skills: Activities for Adapting and Creating Stories 101 Crafting Adapted and Original Stories for Performance 102 Bare Bones Fables 103 Five Times Three: Audience Participation 106 Telling Your Own Story 111 Personal Encounter with an Animal 113 Point of View 114 Crazy Mixed-Up Fairy Tales 116 A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words 117 Chapter 5: Coaching: Guiding the Youth Storyteller 121 What Is Coaching?

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