An Exchange of Gifts: A Storyteller's Handbook

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Pippin Pub., 1993 - Performing Arts - 88 pages
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For teachers who already have some experience of storytelling as well as for those who are eager to try it, Marion Ralston, by anecdote and by example, shows how she first entered, then enjoyed, that magical world. She suggests simple ways to promote storytelling in the classroom through a series of imaginative activities, providing a list of stories for the novice storyteller, a reading inventory to assist the teacher in evaluating the types of subject matter of most interest to individual students, a full professional bibliography, an annotated list of participation titles and read-alouds for young students and an international list of folk tales.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Advantages of Storytelling
15
A Starter List of Recommended Types of Oral Stories
23
Storytelling Activities
31
Appendix A
40
Copyright

About the author (1993)

MARION V. RALSTON is coordinator of the Children's Literature Division of the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She is the author of Comparative Mythology, has written and presented her own five-part television series on children's literature, and is a frequent speaker at conferences on children's literature in both North America and Australia.

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