"Demonstrates eloquently how storytelling engages our imaginations so that learning becomes inevitable, enjoyable, and lasting. It integrates the humanities and the arts in innovative and utterly irresistible ways. We must get this book into wide circulation among our educators."
Dr. Terrence R. Whaley, Coordinator, Secondary English Program
Seattle School District, Washington
Illustrates how you can use dramatic storytelling in your school or classroom. Lets you make your teaching more experiential and relevant to your students. Provides more than 100 lesson-related whole language activities that you can use across the curriculum.
Storytelling offers these advantages:
* Stimulates students' creativity
* Provides opportunities for critical thinking
* Is a natural bridge to reading and writing
* Encourages students to learn socialization
* Introduces new ideas
* Helps kids develop empathy
* Builds language skills
* Eases group acceptance of outsiders...and more.
Here Mason gives you step-by-step guidelines for learning to tell stories and for teaching storytelling to your students. She outlines each project, discusses special materials needed, estimates the time required, assesses level of difficulty, and includes helpful hints.
Mason offers you tips on how to become an accomplished storyteller and how to foster a love of stories in your students. She builds a solid case for using this exciting and satisfying technique in your school or classroom.