Sit Tight, and I'll Swing You a Tail...: Using and Writing Stories With Young People

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Heinemann Educational Books, 1991 - Education - 184 pages
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"Sit Tight, and I'll Swing You a Tail" provides teachers in elementary through middle school with a fresh, thoughtful, and highly practical approach to using authentic story literature in their classrooms. Mr. Denman's book presents an examination of the elements of stories, along with examples of story learning center and gaming activities, and a step-by-step procedure to help students understand and write within different story genres. Underlying his strategies is a seasoned teacher/writer's understanding of stories and of the day-to-day dynamics of classroom instruction.

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About the author (1991)

GREGORY DENMAN is an educator, poet, speaker, writer, and master storyteller known for his stimulating presentations on language learning. In addition to his conference appearances, Greg visits many classrooms each year, learning from and working with students and teachers. He has been a primary and middle school teacher, author, and a university specialist in language arts methods and children's literature. Greg presents with an actor's flair for spoken language along with a seasoned teacher's astute understanding of students and the dynamics of classroom instruction. Teachers, librarians, and students of all ages have responded wholeheartedly to the magic he brings to language learning. His workshops are fast moving, inspiring, and highly applicable to the classroom.

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