Table of contents for Children tell stories : teaching and using storytelling in the classroom / Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss.

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Storytelling: The Rewards are Well Worth the Risks
How to Use this Book and Companion DVD
Storytelling is Fun!
Ch 1. The Power of Storytelling in the Classroom
An Ancient Tool with Enduring Power
Differences Between Storytelling and Story Reading
An Authentic Activity That Motivates Students
Imagination and Visualization
Ch 2. The Educational Benefits of Storytelling
Literacy Benefits
Enriching Emotional Development
Appreciation of Diversity and Cultures Other Than One's Own
Opening a World of Storytelling
Ch 3. Getting Started with Storytelling
The Importance of the Teacher as a Model
Setting the Tone for Storytelling
Telling Family and Personal Stories
Telling Jokes and Reciting Poems
Telling Stories with Puzzles or Riddles
Telling Stories Using Wordless Picture Books
Retelling Stories
Story Games
Story Theater
Ch 4. Planning and Preparing for a Storytelling Unit
Length of the Unit
What You'll Need
Planning for a Culminating Festival
Why We Discourage Contests
The Importance of Teacher Expectations and Encouragement
Dealing with Family Members With Reservations or Concerns
Enlisting the Aid of Others
Physical Setting for Rituals for Storytelling
How to Include Students with Disabilities
Working with English Language Learners (ELLs)
Cultural Differences
The Use of Props
Students Telling Stories with Partners
Ch 5. Introducing a Storytelling Unit
Observing Live Storytelling
Understanding the Importance of Storytelling Past and Present
Understanding the Practical Importance of Storytelling Skills
A Sense of Safety
Listening Skills
Books for Teaching About Storytelling in the Past and Present
Ch 6. Helping Students Choose Stories to Tell
Tips for Selecting Stories to Tell
Modeling Storytelling for Your Students
A Story to Get You Started (If You Haven't Picked One)
Problems, Problems, Problems: A Folktale from India
Ch 7. Helping Students Learn Their Stories
Creating an Awareness of the Oral Tradition
Making the Stories Their Own
Methods for Learning
Ways of Practicing
Specific Suggestions for Classroom Practice
Developing Characters
Ch 8. Helping Students Tell Their Stories
Beginnings and Endings
Change Your Voice in Many Ways
Put Expression on Your Face
Use Gestures to Help Listeners See Pictures in Their Minds
Look at the Listeners
Working with an Audience
Ch 9. Teachers Coaching Students, Students Coaching Students
Keep Your Priorities Straight
Our Style of Coaching Young Tellers
Coaching Older Students
Creating a Safe Environment for Risk Taking
Teaching Student Tellers How to Coach One Another
The Teacher/Leader's Role
Handling Various Problems
Suggestions to Keep Things Interesting
Tools That May Help
Ch 10. A Celebration of Stories
On the Road to Other Classrooms
A Family Storytelling Festival
A School Storytelling Festival on a Grand Scale
How to Celebrate in Your Community
More Creative Ways to Celebrate Storytelling
Ch 11. Assessing Student Storytellers
Working with Rubrics
Using Assessments to Help with Fund-Raising
Ch 12. Storytelling Clubs and Troupes
Establishing Goals
Get 'Em While They're Young
Group Size
Laying Down the Ground Rules
How a Long Running Middle School Troupe Worked
Where Troupes Can Tell
Fund-Raising Ideas
For More Activities
Ch 13. Helping Students Develop Family and Personal Stories for
Telling and Writing
Sharing Your Own Stories
Collecting Family Stories
Developing a Story for Telling (Lesson Plan)
A Culminating Family Stories Event
Ch 14. Storytelling as an Integral Part of the Curriculum
How to Use Storytelling to Enliven Various Subject Areas
Character Education
Stories as Healing Tools
Integrated or Thematic Units
Handouts That Can Be Found Throughout the Book
How To Learn A Story
How To Tell A Story
Stories I've Read
Student Story Sheet
Student Peer Coaching Guidelines
Keeping Storytelling Alive at Home
Storytelling Star Certificate
Storytelling Skills Rubric
Student Self-Evaluation and Goal Setting
Prompts for Personal or Family Stories
Appendix A: Suggested Stories for Students to Tell
Stories From Our Anthologies Categorized by Difficulty for
Telling by Second Through Eighth Graders
Bibliographies of Stories for Telling
Suggested Picture Books for Telling in Four Categories of
Suggested Anthologies with Tellable Stories in Three Categories
of Difficulty
Appendix B: Storytelling Resources
Finding the Best Recent Resources: Storytelling Awards
Favorite Storytelling Sources
Storytelling Recordings
Storytelling Web Sites
Works Cited
Companion DVD
Children Telling Stories: A Storytelling Unit in Action (twenty
minute main feature)
Four Students Sharing Stories at a Family Storytelling Festival
Chandler telling "Oh, That's Good! No, That's Bad!"
Ari telling "The Man Who Didn't Know What Minu Meant"
Sunyoung telling "The Mouse and the Sausage"
Hannah telling "The Hairy Toe"
25 Stories in Printable Format for Students to Tell
About the Stories
Aesop's Fables
A Handful of Peanuts
Wind and Sun
The Belly
The Frog and the Ox
The Dog and His Reflection
The Two Who Tried to Please Everyone
Excuses, Excuses
World Tales
Two Stubborn Goats on One Narrow Bridge (Cameroon)
How the Milky Way Came to Be (Iran)
The Boy Who Turned Himself into a Peanut (Democratic Republic of
Three Goats in a Turnip Field (Norway)
Coyote and the Money Tree (Apache)
Monkeys to the Rescue (Tibet)
The Little House (Russia)
The Rat Princess (Japan)
Why Frogs Croak When it Rains (Korea)
Why Deer and Tiger Fear Each Other (Brazil)
How Rabbit Fooled Whale and Elephant (African American)
The Jackal and the Lion (India)
Like Meat Loves Salt (Europe)
Sample Student Authored Story for Telling
Sneezy (original story by third grader Erik Devenpeck)
Sample Stories From Our Anthologies of World Stories for Kids to
Tilly (England, Canada, United States)
Why Parrots Only Repeat What People Say (Thailand)
Juan Bobo and the Pot That Would Not Walk (Puerto Rico)
The Argument Between the Sea and the Sky (Philippines)
Sources for Stories in the Book and on the DVD

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Children's stories -- Study and teaching.
Storytelling ability in children.
Activity programs in education.