5 tips on proper storytelling with children for teachers! Keep in mind the following 5 rules when telling a story: Innovation – Employ a unique or creative use of language, sound, or body language. Creatively present the sequence of events. Voice Mechanics – speak with an appropriate volume for the children to hear. Use a non-monotonous, vocal expression to clarify the meaning of the text. Speak loudly or silently or whisper when you need to, make onomatopoeic sounds. Differentiate your natural voice from character voices. Body talk – Expressively use non-verbal communication to clarify the meaning of the text, make gestures, include vivid facial expressions. When you are telling a story mime and follow your words with actions (knock on the door, walk around the room, ''go to sleep'' and other actions depending on what you're saying). Focus – Bring concentration to its highest. Eye contact with audience is engaging. Maintain a charismatic presence in space (stage presence). Use pictures to remind the audience/participants about the sequence of the plot. Characterization – Employ dialogue for characters to make them believable to the listener.
Pictures are very important in storytelling; first, the teacher reads the story aloud and simultaneously shows the pictures to children so that they could memorize better the sequence of events and to stimulate comprehension. Storytelling improves language skills such as vocabulary, prediction, sequencing, comprehension, story structure and recall. Pictures are of key importance once children learn their part in storytelling: some parts are for the teacher to ''tell'' and some parts are for the children to ''tell''.They don't read the story, they tell the story! The difference between reading aloud and storytelling is that the act of storytelling is always active and inventive. The teacher must concentrate on the intonation because storytelling is not just reading aloud; one must be a little bit of an actor and introduce all sorts of emotions present in the story, ocassionally making sounds that reveal fear, happiness, sadness and similar http :// hubpages.com / hub / Storytelling-with-children