Storytelling in Schools
The Effects of Storytelling versus Story Reading on Comprehension and Vocabulary Knowledge of British Primary School Children
Reading Improvement; v35 n3 p127-36 Fall 1998
by Susan Trostle and Sandy Jean Hicks
Keywords: elementary school, language arts
This article compares effects of storytelling versus story reading on comprehension and vocabulary development of 32 British primary children. States one group listened to stories in storytelling style, the other group listened to stories read by a student teacher. Finds children who witnessed storytelling scored higher on comprehension/vocabulary measures than did children who listened to story reading.
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