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  • Storytelling and dancing Adam Stępiński
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • “ The shortest distance between a human being and truth is a story”
    • Anthony De Mello
    • ‘ Anthony De Mello: Writings ’
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • ’ Everyone has a story to tell (...) Storytelling comes from the heart, not the head and nothing should keep us from the exilaration and shree pleasure of telling a story.’
    • Jimmy Neil Smith
    • ‘ Tales from America’s Favourite Storytellers ‘
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • ‘ The food we eat makes our bodies
    • and
    • the stories we hear make our minds’
    • Unknown author
  • Storytelling and dancing
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • The importance of storytelling
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Stories are fun and pleasure
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • They i mprov e children’s imagination and memory .
    • S tories are memorable and enter into a long-term memory
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • They h elp children to understand the world around them
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Stories are full of associations and they convey emotions
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Stories help children relate new things to what they know already
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Stories are cross-curricular and help bring English into other subjects
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Stories introduce
    • a new language in context
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • They te ach the culture that makes a language less abstract
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • They m aintain a friendly atmosphere
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Stories i ncreas e children’s attention
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • They f aciliat e communication (stories are interactive)
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Stories i ntroduc e a nice change from the coursebook
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Stories serve revision and consolidation purposes
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Stories as food for language
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Stories as food for sharing
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Stories as food for mind
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • But on the other hand …
    • it is very difficult to find stories that appeal to everyone
    • s ome children just listen to stories and do nothing and other ones get too excited
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Telling stories or reading stories?
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • If you tell the story it’s yours
    • You can see children’s faces
    • You can use gestures and mime
    • You can adapt the language
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • But …
    • s ome teachers are afraid of making mistakes
    • s torytelling implies that stories must be learnt by heart
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • While reading …
    • there’s no need to learn stories by heart
    • c hildren will always hear the same text
    • y ou can use story pictures to help conveying meaning
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • y ou can repeat and rephrase in a natural way
    • y ou can stop and talk to the children about what is happening
    • reading stories aloud encourages reading
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Jim Wingate
    • ‘ The Dragon Wakes’
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • But …
    • w hen we read a story we tend to go quickly
    • w e concentrate on the reading rather than on the listener
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Storytelling
    • on the Internet
    • Professor Brian Sturm
    • ‘ Truth and Story’
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFC-URW6wkU
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Storytelling
    • on the Internet
    • Heather Forest
    • http://www.storyarts.org/store/index.html
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • How to do a story
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Choose stories which are aaccessible, useful and relevant
    • Arrange the classroom
    • Look after students’ comfort
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Be enthusiastic
    • Show pictures, flashcards, mascots
    • Tell the story with exaggerated intonation and gestures
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Stop from time to time and ask students to predict what happens next
    • Check children’s comprehension
    • Encourage children to tell the story with your help
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Working with lower-proficiency levels
    • Respond non-verbally
    • Respond through repetition
    • Respond with single words
    • Give written support (words, phrases, sentences)
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Good seeds for stories
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Small incidents in your own life
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Fairy tales, myths and legends
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Ghost and mystery stories
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Single incidents from biographies, novels, etc.
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Realistic adventures
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Ideas for projects
  • Storytelling and dancing
  • Storytelling and dancing
  • Storytelling and dancing
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Open Discussion on Web 2.0 Storytelling
    • http://web2storytelling.wikispaces.com/
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Online games
    • based on stories
    • http://tale-of-tales.com/
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • VOICE THREAD
    • https://voicethread.com
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Local / Family Historians
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Puzzle Tale:
    • Putting the Pieces Together
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Art History is Filled with Stories
    • ‘ Saint George and the Dragon ‘
    • (Paolo Uccello , 1470)
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Storytelling
    • with helpers
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Three stories,
    • one fiction
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Storytelling festival
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Dancing
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Dancing classes
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Folk dances
  • Storytelling and dancing
    • Thank you!
    • It’s time to dance!
  • Storytelling and dancing
  • Storytelling and dancing
  • Storytelling and dancing
  • Storytelling and dancing