International Reading Association's
Storytellers Special Interest Group
Support Storytelling is a TRA committee that encourages teachers to use storytelling to make your teaching more effective. We are keeping the program very flexible; so it is sure to fit your situation. You can go by specific guidelines http://www.pampetty.com/sig.htm or be unique and creative by submitting your own ideas of how you support storytelling. You can even submit a plan for a project for which you need funds. Submit as an individual, team, school, or council. Up to $100 to be used for your storytelling will be awarded for best entries.
Email Kristen Pennycuff Trent at email@example.com now for questions, suggestions, tips, helpful web sites, and sharing. When you send pictures of projects, children in photos should not be recognizable so photos can be shared with others participating. If you send a project in a form that could be used in a TRA publication, that would be ideal. A photo of a storytelling experience and a short comment or a good web site you found could also be helpful to others.
Anytime before April 1, Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org for a possible TRA Support Storytelling award.
Welcome to the International Reading Association's Storytellers Special Interest Group homepage. Here you will find:
Information about our SIG
Contributions from our Members
IRA Storytellers Special Interest Group
NOTE: The new publication
opportunities for Storytellers:
|Storytelling Events by our SIG, May 2003:|
Recommended Sites for Good Stories:
Alan Shepard's Storytelling Site: Finding your Story; Preparing your Story; Telling your Story; Final Hints
Storytelling in the classroom: activities, lesson plans.
Software for Children (30-35 page stories with captions and audio files). Follow the links on this site.
Storytelling links (24 pages).
Children's Storybooks Online for young children, older children, young adults, riddles, mazes, coloring book.
THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN STORYTELLER LESSON PLANS & UNIT:
Bibliography of Books for Storytelling
Teaching Through Stories : Yours, Mine, and Theirs
by Betty D. Roe, Suellen Alfred, Sandy Smith
Paperback (June 1997)
Christopher-Gordon Pub; ISBN: 0926842714
This book addresses the following issues:
- The Importance of Story
- Tips About the Storytelling Process
- Using Storytelling to Teach Language Skills
- Using Storytelling to Enhance Learning In and Through Literature
- Using Storytelling to Teach Drama
- Using Storytelling to Teach Art and Music
- Using Storytelling to Enhance Learning in Social Studies
- Using Storytelling to Enhance Learning in Math and Science
- Using Storytelling to Promote Understanding of Cultural Diversity
- Using Storytelling to Help Understand Self and Others
Storyteller's Start-Up Book : Finding, Learning, Performing, and Using
Folktales : Including Twelve Tellable Tales
by Margaret Read MacDonald
List Price: $26.95
Hardcover - 215 pages (July 1993)
August House Pub; ISBN: 0874833043
More than a Stove by Bonnie Fussell, Illustrated by Dale Sadler
Available at Blackberry Publishers: http://www.blackberrypublishers.com
Dale Sadler and Bonnie Fussell
This space is reserved for recommended books, websites, and other resources from our membership. We will also highlight tellers from our sessions at IRA.
Laura Rupers, Storyteller
Laura thrilled everyone with an original rendition of
"Cinderella" at our SIG session in Orlando! She was such a big hit that
EVERYONE wanted a copy of her work. Click here
to get a copy of Laura Ruper's "Cinderella Rap" as performed at the
Storyteller SIG session in Orlando, Florida, May 7, 2003.
Thank you, Laura, for being so generous with your efforts and so gracious as to share your original work with others!
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