Teaching Kids to Tell Stories

Teaching Artist: Sherry Norfolk

Teachers will learn effective methods for teaching students of all ages how to learn-and-re-tell or create-and-tell stories, thus improving both written and oral communication skills as well as impacting critical thinking skills, increasing poise and enhancing self-esteem, and learning to accept and appreciate the creative efforts of others. Demonstration, lecture and hands-on experiential exercises will be employed. Participants will learn Why to teach students to tell stories, How to employ a variety of tested methods to teach students how to create, learn and tell stories; How to coach student tellers; Sources for instructional support; and, How to integrate student storytelling into the curriculum; How to develop student telling as an extra-curricular activity. 10 contact hours for Grades K-5 Teachers.

Audience: Educators
Format: Professional Development
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Social/Emotional Learning
Teaching Artist: Sherry Norfolk

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