How to Tell Stories to Children: And Some Stories to Tell

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The Floating Press, May 1, 2009 - Education - 182 pages
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One might assume that anyone can make up a story on the spot that will hold the attention of a group of children, but in reality, that's not the case. To really capture the imagination of an audience of young people, special attention has to be paid to narrative structure, storytelling conventions, and embellishments. In How to Tell Stories to Children, Sara Cone Bryant offers a treasure trove of practical tips to would-be storytellers. Great for parents, teachers, caregivers, and others who want to hold their audience spellbound.
 

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Contents

Preface
5
Introduction
8
Chapter I The Purpose of Story Telling in School
15
Chapter II Selection of Stories to Tell
37
Chapter III Adaptation of Stories for Telling
62
Chapter IV How to Tell the Story
88
Chapter V Some Specific Schoolroom Uses of StoryTelling
110
Chapter VI Stories Selected and Adapted for Telling
121
Chapter VII The ChildMind And How to Satisfy It
236
Endnotes
249
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