Storytelling in Everyday Life


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Storytelling in Everyday Life
Sue Garza, Cook Library Center

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Storytelling in Everyday Life

  1. 1. In everyday life
  2. 2. Director of the Cook Library Center 1100 Grandville Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616-475-1150 Mother of 2 boys, 6th grade and 9th grade, originally from Lansing, MI First started telling stories in 1997 and keep broadening my skills for school visits and for the library students
  3. 3. FLIP the SWITCH Transitions in Time Help children to transform their immediate environment and exert a semblance of control over what is happening.
  4. 4. Literacy Links • Storytelling-based projects offer a universal & inclusive teaching. • They assist in the development of receptive & expressive language skills and encourage comprehension. • They take from the immediate cultural & social situations of the child
  5. 5. Finding the JOY in waiting…. Paper Scissors String
  6. 6. FOLD ‘n TELL The Rain Hat
  7. 7. CUT ‘n TELL SIX
  8. 8. STRING STORY Witch’s Broom (Fishing Spear, Parachute)
  9. 9. Step 1 Begin by putting the string over your thumb and pinkie on both sides, but in front of your other three fingers.
  10. 10. Step 2 Reach over with right index finger and pull back.
  11. 11. Step 3 Twist String on Right Finger 1 or 2 Times
  12. 12. Step 4 Reach over with left index finger and grab the string in between the loop on your right index finger
  13. 13. Step 5 Drop your thumb and pinkie on right hand
  14. 14. Environment Storytelling • Eye Spy- great way to use adjectives • Phone Play-Put a picture on your phone and have a student make up a story. • Imagine what is like to be something else… waiting room chair, clock on the wall etc • Rhyming game: Look around and make a story with what you see around you and make it rhyme.
  15. 15. Storytelling Starters  Would You Rather…  Once upon a time retellings or fractured fairy tales  Retell a story about the day a child was born  Funny story about when you were young  That’s good, that’s bad story circle  A day in the life of a lunch bag, a magazine (empathy exercise)  What super hero powers would you have?  What makes a leader? Exhibit at the Cook Library Center
  16. 16. Additional Storytelling Resources  story/ Follow this link to learn to how to tell the string story, “The Mosquito.”  s.asp Origami and stories meet in this great site!  stories.html Cut and tell stories that are easy!
  17. 17. Presentation Resources  Schimmel, Nancy “Just Enough to Make a Story”: Sister’s Choice Press, © 1982  Kallevig, Christine Petrell “Folding Stories: Storytelling & Origami Together as One”: Storytime Ink International, © 1991  Holt, David & Mooney, Bill “Ready-To-Tell Tales”: August House Publishers, © 1994  Holbrook, Belinda “String Stories: A Creative, Hands-On Approach for Engaging Children in Literature Linworth Publishing, © 2002  Schatz-Blackrose, Morgan & Schatz, Roman W. “Traditional Tales and Contemporary Art to Promote Multiple Literacies”: ©International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, © 2010  Mallett, Jerry “Fold and Cut Stories”: Alleyside Press© 1993
  18. 18. Questions? Sue Garza 