STORYTELLING: USING
STORIES TO REACH YOUR
STUDENTS
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1. NAME
2. FAVORITE CLASS TO
TEACH
3. ANSWER A “WOULD YOU
RATHER” QUESTION – AND
JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWER
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LOSE SENSE OF TASTE OR SMELL?
BE RICH AND HATED OR POOR AND LOVED?
GO ON A DATE WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS BAD
BREATH OR BODY ODOR?
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Table of Contents
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I.
Definition and Identification
A. History
B. Formats
D. Activity #1
II.
Breaking Down the Process
A. New, Improved Formats
B. Copyright Issues
C. From Scratch or From an Existing Source?
D. Activity #2
III.
Bring On the TEKS
A. Key Words/Phrases/Places
B. Activity #3
IV.
Conclusion
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Storytelling History
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STORYTELLING
 An
oral art form preserving
and transmitting ideas, images,
motives and emotions with
which everyone can
identify.
 TEKS principles, theories, and
relating them to our reality
emotionally
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Why Has Storytelling Survived?
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Learn about the past
Learn about other cultures
Encourages good listening
Vocabulary
Memory
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Acquaint/reacquaint us with emotion
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Why Has Storytelling Survived?
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Offers creative outlet
 Background
 Perception
 Experience
 Taste
 Expectations
 Mood
 Feelings
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Why Would a Teacher Use It?
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Share an experience
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Energize the room
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Motion will wake them up
(Re)discover something in the lesson
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First time you filled out a credit card application
Recall a relatable story
You become more involved in the lesson
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Studying the lesson keeps you more focused
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Why Would a Teacher Use It?
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Provide overview of lesson
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Reveal similarities within classroom
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Good change of topic, introduce vocabulary
Hearing a story may strike a cord within the audience
Question for discussion: are there classes in which
you don’t feel storytelling would be beneficial?
Which ones, and why?
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Effective Storytelling begins with a
good story and ends with a good
performance.
Gere, Jeff, Kozlovich, Beth-Ann and Kelin II, Daniel A. By Word of Mouth: A Storytelling Guide for the Classroom. Retrieved from http://prel.org/
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What formats are available?
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Tall Tale
Fairy Tale
Fable
Parable
Ballad
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What formats are available?
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Poetry
Ghost Stories
Animal Stories
Historicals
Myths
Fantasy
Legends
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What formats are available?
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Religious Stories
Current Events
Shaggy Dog Stories
Humor
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Group Discussion
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My Top Three Formats:
1.
Why?
2.
Why?
3.
Why?
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Put it into Practice
Activity #1
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Will you be teaching on the most recent stock market
crash? Why not begin by telling an historical story
about the 1929 Stock Market Crash to form the basis
for a compare/contrast opportunity?
1929 Stock Market Crash
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Put it into Practice
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What next?
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Put it into Practice
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What next?
1.
Go to the text or a vocabulary list
2.
Begin talking about the recent crash
3.
Ask if they know of any other crashes
4.
Go to resources for a grade
Resources:
http://www.money-zine.com/Investing/Stocks/Stock-Market-Crash-of-2008/
http://www.online-stock-trading-guide.com/stock-market-crash.html
http://www.businessweek.com/investor/content/oct2008/pi2008109_360708.htm
http://www.stockexchangesecrets.com/us-stock-market-crash.html
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“Stories organize our memories, enable us
to relate to people, to understand
complex concepts. They’re a unique
survival tool for showing rather than telling
us how the world works.”
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Radoff, J. The Chief Storytelling Officer. Retrieved December 14, 2011, from http://radoff.com/blog/2008/09/23/the-chief-storytelling-officer/
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The Process
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1. Who Am I?
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2. Why I’m Here
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3. Teaching Stories
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The Process
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4. Vision Stories
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5. Values in Action
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6. I Know What You’re Thinking
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Copyright
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Fair Use
Public Domain Stories
Public Domain Short Stories
Public Domain Poems
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A Good Story…
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Has a single theme, clearly defined
A well-developed plot
Style: vivid word pictures, pleasing sounds and
rhythm
Characterization
Faithful to source
Dramatic appeal
Appropriateness to listeners
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Starting From Scratch
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A Situation
A Problem
A Resolution
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“…a return to what some might call
a primitive form of
communication
almost seems
out-of-place.”
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Basic Elements
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DRAMA
MOVEMENT
FULFILLMENT
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Basic Elements
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DRAMA – addresses our human
needs
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to be loved
to overcome obstacles
to grow and heal from life’s
wounds
to make sense of the events of life
to experience life in a deeper,
newer way
to grasp new concepts
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Basic Elements
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MOVEMENT – overall direction
in which the story moves
- overcoming
- confronting
- battling fear
- coming to a new
understanding
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Basic Elements
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FULFILLMENT – what concretely
and visibly manifests the
resolution to the story
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…and finally…
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To recap, when starting a story from scratch:
 Know
your character(s)
 Decide on a plot that creates drama and movement
 Let your characters move to fulfilling the promise of the
story
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Adaptation
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“Although some stories are sacred, there is
still room, even in them,
to adapt the
story to make sure the
audience understands
the true meaning.”
Bellingham, Daryll. The Art of Storytelling – Adapting Stories for Performance.
Retrieved January 5, 2012, from http://storytell.com.au/artnsadapt.html
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Adaptation
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Simplify
Cut secondary plots
Cut down on description
Retain repetitive words or phrases
Make it specific and contemporary
Clear sequence of events
Change point of view if needed
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In the Details
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TIMING is everything
 Length
of story
 What time during the day?
 At what point during the
class?
 At what point in the Unit or
Chapter?
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….and Everything else…
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Activity #2
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Plot
Character(s)
Describe each character in 2-3 sentences
Five sentences to summarize the story
 Drama
 Movement
 Fulfillment
~BREAK~
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“I like narrative storytelling as
being part of a tradition, a
folk tradition.”
Bruce Springsteen
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/brucesprin371134.html
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Putting It Into Practice
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Putting It Into Practice
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“Describe”
“Define”
Soft Skills
 “Participate”
 “Problem-solving”
 “Team
Roles”
 “Time Management”
 “Critical Thinking”
 “Decisions”
 “Verbal” and “Nonverbal”
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Putting It Into Practice
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From Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance
130.112.11
 Cash,
 Find
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credit, debit, EFT
a story about using credit
From Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance
130.112.12
 Personal
A
Financial Management
1st paycheck story
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Putting It Into Practice
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From Architecture & Construction 130.43.6
 Housing
 From
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needs throughout the life cycle
perspective of the house buyer
From Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and
Communications 130.86.2
 Professional
A
communication strategies
reverse story to determine what went wrong
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Putting It Into Practice
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From Government and Public Administration
130.182.2.E
 Process
for amendments to the United States
Constitution
 Historical
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story
From Health Sciences 130.203.1
 Medical
 Find
terminology
a poem or shaggy dog story
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Putting It Into Practice
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From Information Technology 130.272.12.D
 Intellectual
Property
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Activity #3
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“Proofread carefully to see if you
any words out.”
Author Unknown
http://www.quotegarden.com/writing.html
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Conclusion
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