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Motivating Children to Write Using Storytelling by Ann Wilson

Presented at: Countywide teacher in-services in Monroe County, Michigan; Darling County, South Carolina; and the Educational Symposium in Toledo, Ohio. ALso presented at: the Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling (O.O.P.S.); the Northern Prairie Storytelling Festival, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and the Ocoee Storytelling Fest, Cleveland, Tennessee. Parts of it were also presented at the Young Authors Conference at the University of South Florida. 1994-2002

Keywords: elementary education, special education


This highly interactive, lively workshop grew out of eight years of work with special education students, their teachers and classroom aides. It includes teachers, educational aides, librarians, storytellers and others involved with children at a project level. The presenter tells stories and uses a 12-page handout as a guide through word lists of verbs, adjectives and adverbs. The participants learn:

  • How to fracture a fairy tale
  • The way to use the Lone Ranger Model
  • The importance of creating word lists
  • The three secrets of helping groups of children enjoy creating an interesting story

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