Super Simple Storytelling: A Can-do Guide for Every Classroom, Every Day (Google eBook)

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Libraries Unlimited, 2000 - Education - 229 pages
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Designed for educators and other professionals who want to improve communication skills and boost learning, these simple storytelling techniques are as fun as they are effective. Haven's breakthrough approach helps you build on your natural storytelling abilities to refine your communication skills in the classroom, library, and even at home. This book has everything you need to get started, including detailed directions and guides for more than 40 powerful storytelling exercises to use with your class. You'll find the Golden List of what an audience really needs from storytelling, a proven, step-by-step system for successfully learning and remembering a story, the Great-Amazing-Never-Fail Safety Net to prevent storytelling disasters, a comprehensive discussion of the proven value of storytelling in education, and more. The book also shows you how to effectively use storytelling across the curriculum to capture student interest and boost learning. It even provides guidelines for teachi

  

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User Review  - JessieP73 - LibraryThing

Easy to read and encouraging for anyone looking to beef up their storytelling skills, but are nervous about it. Definitely directed to classroom teachers over librarians. Read full review

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User Review  - Taylor - Goodreads

Could there be a more horrendous cover than this? Besides the cover, I really like this book. Great tips to improve storytelling skills. Haven also helps you believe that you actually can be a good storyteller. Great writing style too. Read full review

Contents

NATURAL STORYTELLING 100 Natural YouWith No Artificial Additives
1
Your Natural Style
3
The Audience Speaks
9
The Lemon List
12
ANATOMY OF A STORY The Power Behind the Words
15
Fiction Is Folks
18
The Core of a Character
21
Layers of the Onion
29
Say It How?
146
I Forgot My Homework
149
You Want Me To Go There?
151
Hitch Hiker
153
Mums The Word
155
Gesture a Word
159
Exaggeration
161
A Better Excuse
163

Evaluating a Story
32
LEARNING AND TELLING MADE EASY The StepbyStep Super Simple System
35
What Super Simple Tellers Learn
38
Meet the Orchestra
42
Meet the Conductor
44
The Super Simple System for Learning a Story
46
The GreatAmazingNeverFail Safety Net
57
TELLING TIDBITS
63
A11 Those Who Are Creative Stand Up
65
Gestures
67
Props Costumes and Other Extras
68
Audience Participation
71
The Sore Throat Blues
72
STORYTELLING IN THE CURRICULUM Putting the Magic to Work
75
Teaching Language Arts Through Stories
76
Stories in Other Curriculum Areas
88
TEACHING STUDENTS TO TELL
107
Teaching Students to Tell the Super Simple Way
108
Evaluating Student Storytellers
116
SUPER SIMPLE STORYTELLING EXERCISES
119
Whatd you Have for Dinner?
121
Your Favorite Story
123
What Makes It Right?
125
What Do You Remember?
127
What Makes It Fun To Listen To?
129
What is a Story?
131
Is It a Story?
133
The Big Three
137
The Memorization Blues
140
Stand and Watch
142
Describe The Scene
144
Role Play
165
Interrupter
167
The TellAbout Game
170
OneOnOneOnOneOnOne
172
Wheres The Camera?
175
The Scene Game
178
The Character Game
180
Be Your Character
184
The Retell Game
186
Where Images Come From
188
She Entered The Room
190
The 30Second Story
192
Interrogate The Character
196
Judge The Characters
198
Shadow Voices
200
The History Game
202
Sneak Them In
204
THE Circle Story
206
Pass The Picture
208
Ruler of The Island
210
Stage Coach
212
The Define Storytelling?
215
What Is Storytelling?
216
What Isnt Storytelling?
217
The Levels of Storytelling
218
What Is a Story?
219
REFERENCES
221
Guides to Stories for the Curriculum
222
Index
225
About the Author
228
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

KENDALL HAVEN is a nationally recognized master storyteller and the author of numerous books, including Marvels of Math, Write Right!, and Close Encounters with Deadly Dangers. A former research scientist, he is based in Fulton, California.

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