The purpose of this class is to expose you to the many available art forms and give you ideas on how to use them to teach children. In order to do that, you will need to do research. You will read articles, the text and use your own experiences.
- What is storytelling?
- What are the components of storytelling?
- What is the difference between storytelling and read aloud?
- Why is storytelling an important tool to use in teaching children?
These articles have good information about storytelling –
Storytelling Tools for the Classroom **
The Hidden Importance of Teaching With Stories **
**The articles are located on the Resources and Materials page of the course under “Readings”.
Do research using the website and article above, the texts, or articles and websites that you find, for information to answer the questions above.
Next– Explain how you would integrate storytelling into your teaching.
This should include three specific activities. Be specific, detailed and thorough in your subject matter and the storytelling activities you would use.
After your reading and research, write a 2-page paper that answers the questions. The information you include should be detailed and thorough and include all main points. Write and save your paper in a Word document and then upload your saved document here.
There is a rubric for this work under “Handouts” in the “Rubrics” section on the Resources page of this course.