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|Mary Lynne McGrath|
|By Appointment Only|
Course description:Storytelling is a verbal art that can be learned. Storytelling is an especially useful tool for teachers and assistants in preschool years and beyond. Picture Yourself:
- Developing stories.
- Giving children an opportunity to hear and retell tales of wisdom and goodness.
- Introducing books of quality that might otherwise be missed by beginning or reluctant readers.
- Increasing childrens' vocabulary and sense of story structure.
- Offering a listening experience of value to students of English as a Second Language.
- Producing programs of student storytellers (grades one and higher)
- Producing Holiday and special event programming
- Discovering your own ethnic heritage of tales.
Course objectives:Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the goals and reasons for using storytelling in education.
- Select and tell six stories from traditional folklore.
- Prepare and tell one original story.
- Select and direct one group story
- Demonstrate the qualities of an expressive listener.