Storytelling and Imagination Beyond Basic Literacy 8 14

Author: Rob Parkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136863249
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Storytelling helps pupils develop a wide range of skills. Do they dream and fantasize? Do they lie, waffle and distract? These are not just bad habits but marvellous starting points for teaching an art that can help them to pass on experience, train and use imagination, develop language skills, promote their own confidence, communication and creativity and much more. Storytelling and story making may indeed be essential catalysts in developing critical and analytical thinking skills too. Storytelling and Imagination: Beyond Basic Literacy 8-14 is the complete guide to using creative storytelling in the primary school classroom and for transitions to Key Stage 3 at secondary school. Taking a holistic approach incorporating reading, writing, speaking and listening, this book covers the skills of developing stories from conceiving a tale through to performance and the oral tradition. Tried and tested by the author and by teachers in hundreds of workshops, this book provides: ideas for sparking children’s imaginations and harnessing creativity information on using storytelling in cross-curricular contexts with examples and ideas games and practical activities in each chapter a range of original and traditional stories for use in the classroom different stages of work to suit all abilities joined up thinking about stories and storytelling. More than a box of good tricks, this book is an indispensable guide for all literacy co-ordinators, practising and student teachers who are looking to create an inspiring and cross curricular approach to literacy.

Attachment Theory and the Teacher Student Relationship

Author: Philip Riley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136929703
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How teachers form and maintain classroom and staffroom relationships is crucial to the success of their work. A teacher who is able to accurately interpret the underlying relationship processes can learn to proactively, rather than reactively, influence the dynamics of any class. These are skills that can be taught. This invaluable text explains how adult attachment theory offers new ways to examine professional teaching relationships, classroom management and collegial harmony: equally important information for school leaders, teacher mentors and proteges. Attachment Theory and the Teacher-Student Relationship addresses three significant gaps in the current literature on classroom management: the effects of teachers’ attachment style on the formation and maintenance of classroom and staffroom relationships the importance of attachment processes in scaffolding teachers’ and students emotional responses to daily educational tasks the degree of influence these factors have on teachers’ classroom behaviour, particularly management of student behaviour. Based on recent developments in adult attachment theory, this book highlights the key aspects of teacher-student relationships that teachers and teacher educators should know. As such, it will be of great interest to educational researchers, teacher educators, students and training teachers.

Transforming Tales

Author: Rob Parkinson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843109743
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This book reveals the true impact of stories on our lives and how stories can create feelings of hope, take away psychological distress and even stimulate the immune system. It contains over 90 short stories, and allows readers to understand the patterns storytellers use to captivate attention and how truths are often encapsulated in stories.

Crash Course in Storytelling

Author: Kendall F. Haven
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781591583998
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide for librarians discusses a variety of techniques to engage young listeners and make stories interesting and exciting, including such topics as how to encourage audience participation and how to choose a story.

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Author: Jason B. Ohler
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452277435
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A must-read for incorporating digital literacy into your classroom! Equip your students with essential 21st-century media literacy skills, as they read, write, speak, and create art within the context of digital storytelling, and reach deeper understandings in all areas of the curriculum! In this second edition, both novice and technologically adept K-12 educators will find: Practical techniques to combine storytelling with curriculum content Tips for exploring effective storytelling principles through emerging digital media as well as via traditional literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking, and art Visual aids and video clips that illustrate best practices in media composition

Children Tell Stories

Author: Martha Hamilton
Publisher: Richard C Owen Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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"Presents concrete methods of incorporating storytelling by students of all ages into classroom practice to help teachers meet U.S. education standards of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing"--Provided by publisher.

Teaching with Influence

Author: Peter Hook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134122381
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book brings together a range of powerful beliefs and strategies to enhance the personal development and self-esteem of teachers. It explores practical ways in which teachers can increase their effectiveness and enhance the learning climate in their classrooms, and focuses on the most important resource teachers have - themselves!

Performance Literacy Through Storytelling

Author: Nile Stanley
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1934338419
Format: PDF, ePub
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Make storytelling a part of your daily curriculum! This practical guide from Nile Stanley and Brett Dillingham shows busy K8 teachers how to use storytelling to motivate and engage all readers and writers while supporting the standards. Mini-lessons at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels help teachers weave storytelling into the fabric of today's standards-based classroom and construct their own skillful literacy lessons. Reluctant and striving readers and writers, English language learners, and even more advanced storytellers will love the confidence they gain as they move from developing to delivering a variety of stories for a variety of audiences. Teachers will love the many benefits of "performance literacy," or teaching children how to write and perform stories: [[ Develop literacy skillslanguage, vocabulary, comprehension, writing process, speaking, and listeningalong with performance skills and self-expression; [[ Easily integrate learning across the content areas; [[ Deepen the connection between home, school, and community; [[ Promote students' creativity and activate their prior knowledge; [[ Encourage respect and self-improvement as students learn to critique each other's stories and performances in a non-threatening manner. Developing Literacy Through Storytelling comes complete with a story index, curriculum tie-ins, digital storytelling tips, and information for using the companion website with supplemental multimedia. An audio CD includes more than 70 minutes of stories and songs from the authors themselves, in addition to other well-known storytellers, performers, and educators: Karen Alexander, John Archambault, David Plummer, HeatherForest, Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley, Gene Tagaban, and Allan Wolf. Don't just teach literacyperform it!

Imagination and Literacy

Author: Karen Gallas
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807744055
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In her newest book, teacher researcher and bestselling author Karen Gallas investigates imagination in the classroom to understand its function in literacy learning. Using rich examples from her elementary classroom, she proposes that imagination is a central, but untapped, component of learing accross all subject areas—language arts, science, social studies, and math.

On Writing

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743455967
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.