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Art of Storytelling Brings Children Back to Language

The Los Angeles Times, January 28, 2004


Educators are beginning to see the benefits of storytelling, said Kevin Cordi, who teaches it at Hanford High School in Central California. "It's now being seen as a huge educational tool to bring kids back to language," he said. "Every day, we lose kids who become disinterested in books and learning because they see them as things on a shelf. When you tell a story, the words come alive and an immediate connection is made."

Examples listed of storytelling in schools include 5th grade storytellers who are not native English speakers and an 11-year-old who has told at a library. Each of these storytellers became more self-assured and self-confident.

Subjects Covered: education

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