Storytelling in Schools
Storytelling for Middle Grades Students, Fastback 482 by John W. Myers and Robert D. Hilliard
Keywords: middle school
Preparing and telling stories in the classroom is fun for both teacher and student, and stories have great value as motivational tools to enhance instruction. Students who have difficulty recalling facts from the textbook easily remember the concepts that are contained within a story. Stories seem to provide frameworks that aid understanding and retention.
This Fastback offers tips for using storytelling in middle grade classrooms, noting that having students do the storytelling may have greater motivational benefit than having the teacher tell the stories to the students. The Fastback states that storytelling by students helps to develop higher-level thinking skills, such as analysis and synthesis, as well as skills in oral composition.
It is divided into the following sections:
Lists 67 books and 2 periodicals as resources.
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