Storytelling in Schools
Storytelling Magic:Enhancing Children’s Oral Language, Reading, and Writing by Stephanie L. McAndrews and Brian “Fox” Ellis
Illinois Reading Council Journal, August 2004
Keywords: elementary education, teacher education
Storytelling is an exciting way to engage children in listening, speaking, reading, and writing throughout the curriculum. We hope this article provides an invitation to incorporate the joy of storytelling into your classroom, so that both you and your students will live happily ever after.
Storytelling is one of the most important tools of any educator because it engages children in learning. According to Phillips (1996), Koki (1996), and Zabel (1991), storytelling can help develop a variety of life, learning, and literacy skills and strategies. Through storytelling children can learn about and celebrate cultural diversity.
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