How do you teach storytelling in one and a half hours? It's a trick question because you can't teach storytelling in one and a half hours.
All I can hope to do tomorrow is introduce a group of kids to story structure (the very basics) and the fun of using your whole self to tell a story.
The workshop will be at the Upper Macungie Community Center - all the heck the way over in Breinigsville, PA and it happens at 10 am.
If you are in that neck of the woods, stop by.
BTW, I am reading two books right now, How We Learn by Benedict Carey. Whoa! This book is an eye opener into the workings of memory and into the workings of Learning Scientists. Non-fiction always takes me longer to digest.
Show Me a Story by Emily K. Neuberger is about teaching storytelling to children. A lot of the activities in this book are about creating stories, rather than telling stories that you have heard or read. Still, the crafts are open-ended enough to appeal to a wide age range of children. And the games are great for sharing tales and getting creative juices flowing.
I have downloaded a couple of e-galleys that I am excited to get into soon. I still have some ARCs from BEA to which I should give my attention.
Any suggestions on how I can share these ARCs? Let me know.