Storytelling Lesson Plans and Activities Storytelling Lesson Plans and Activities Storytelling Activities & Language Arts Lesson Ideas This collection of story-related activities, projects and games-developed by storyteller/author Heather Forest for her storytelling workshops with students, teachers, and librarians-can be used by educators in a school setting to encourage speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
World Storytelling Day Easy! Your local storytelling group, festival, committee, or even an individual storyteller, can simply plan an event for March 20th, and promote it as part of World Storytelling Day. The theme for 2015 is "Wishes" Dream big, and let everyone know about your plans! To subscribe to the WSD email discussion list, send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can download the WSD logo for use to help promote for your event. Find the logo on Wikipedia here. a 6-Trait Writing Lesson inspired by The Twits by Roald Dahl Step one (reviewing showing versus telling by creating a writer's notebook page): Remind your students of the difference between showing and telling. Here is an example of each to review with your writers: The wind was cold. (telling sentences have linking verbs followed by an adjective) The icy wind whipped across my skin, making goose bumps appear. (showing sentences use action verbs to demonstrate the adjectives from the telling sentence)
Unit 11: My Story, Your Story, Our Story Overview This unit focuses on developing an understanding and appreciation of Australia’s history and heritage through story. Students explore the different ways stories are told such as oral story telling, story through dance, song, drama, art, poetry and the written word. The stories they will experience will include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legends, painting, dance and song. Deconstructing the art and science of storytelling "Brand storytelling" is currently the biggest buzz trend in marketing. Stories are coming to the fore because brands today have to grab the attention of consumers. Since time immemorial, storytellers have been honing the art of creating compelling content that immediately hooks people in. Neuroscience now confirms what prophets, minstrels and jesters knew instinctively: if you relay information through narrative, people are more likely to emotionally connect with it and remember the details. We're all storytellers now.
Pictures and Images as Writing Prompts Can anyone think of a better way to start a new week than with a lovely picture writing prompts? I sure do love these type of writing prompts, they are quite possibly my favorites, because a picture can sometimes tell us so much more than words could. Words get misunderstood, but pictures cannot lie. Anyway, the idea with this kind of creative writing exercises is that you are given a picture to look at, which should inspire you to write a short story, poem or piece of flash fiction based on what you see in it, and what you can imagine is going on beyond the edges of it. The picture writing prompt:
Storytelling Teaching Strategies: An introduction to Storytelling Unit One - Pedagogy Ideas An Introduction to Storytelling Why use Storytelling?What does Storytelling enable pupils to do?Storytelling ProcessStorytelling VocabularyChoosing Stories for Storytelling for the TeacherChoosing Stories for Storytelling for the PupilsStorytelling TechniquesStorytelling ChecklistStorytelling across the CurriculumSet up a Storytelling DayResources Why use Storytelling? 5 Benefits of Storytelling in the Consumer-Driven World 5 Benefits of Storytelling in the Consumer-Driven World By Alyse Dunn Communication has changed. With the growth of the “Social Market,” businesses can no longer rely solely on traditional mediums—television, print, and radio, to win consumers. Consumers are key players in a social revolution that’s changing the way they speak with each other and with businesses.
Creative Writing Journal Prompts 1. Imagine you had a hundred dollars, but you couldn't keep it. You had to give it away to a person or charity. Who would you give it to? The Power of Storytelling and Mythology Stories have power. Whether in the form of a novel, short story, film, TV series–or even a video game–a good story story has the ability to transport us from our everyday reality to whole other worlds. By engaging our mind, imagination and senses, stories can bring us excitement and wonder, making us laugh and cry, feel, dream, love, hope and think. They have the power to encourage, motivate, educate and heal–and they can help us better understand and relate to others and this world we’re all a part of. I’ve always been aware of the power of storytelling. I knew that I wanted to be a writer from the time I was 6 or 7 years old.
Storytelling, Like A Drug, Can Improve Your Health A new study suggests that stories have real healing power As journalists, we sometimes wonder whether there’s anybody out there listening to the stories we tell, and even if they are, what real impact we can possibly have. (These questions tend to come up late at night, after a week-long blogging daze, excessive chauffeuring of the kids and falling on ice several times.) And then, amidst all of this doubt, a study appears showing that storytelling can actually heal the sick. Not just make them feel warmer and cozier, but measureably improve their health. Storytelling, Storytellers, Stories, Story, Storytelling Techniques, Hear a Story, Read Stories, Audio Stories, Find Tellers, How to Tell A Story - Articles About Storytelling What are the benefits of storytelling? By: K. Sean Buvala Are there benefits to using storytelling? It may be hard to tell as there is so much noise and conversation these days about “storytelling” in nearly every aspect of our lives, businesses and communities.
National Storytelling Network A statement by the National Storytelling Network defines Storytelling as an ancient art form and a valuable form of human expression. Because story is essential to so many art forms, however, the word “storytelling” is often used in many ways. As a result, the National Storytelling Network would like to explain the term as it is used by the growing and vibrant community of storytelling practitioners in the United States and Canada. Lessons from the Future of StoryTelling summit Who says a conference, like a university course, can't be flipped? At the Future of StoryTelling event last month in New York, delegates were given homework to complete before they had even arrived at the venue -- and instead of standard keynotes or panels, they sat in groups to discuss their studies. Admittedly, the "homework" consisted of the not-too-unpleasant task of watching 15 entertaining short films, around eight to ten minutes long, that were sent out in the weeks and days before the event.