To understand the place that Oral
Storytelling has within the classroom,
and how we as beginning teachers can
better incorporate it within our
What place do you believe Oral Storytelling has
within the classroom?
Who here told stories on practicum to their classes?
What was it’s purpose? And effect?
What are some of the possible pitfalls we need to be
Using language, symbols, and texts
Relating to others
Participating and contributing
Storytelling helps students sharpen their skills
of imagination and visualization.
Storytelling increases vocabulary.
Storytelling helps students refine speaking
Storytelling helps students improve their
Storytelling helps students see literature as a
reflection of human experiences.
Collins and Cooper – Value of
“Even though you was a
crack fiend mama, you
always was a Black queen
mama.” („Dear Mama‟)
Tupac expressed his love
for his mother, Afeni
Shakur, and the struggles
she faced in raising him.
Demonstrate personal trailer on “Tuesdays With Morrie”
Individually take 3min to decide on a novel/film/short
story and come up with a trailer to entice students to
read/view it. Nominate one member from each group to
present their 30sec trailer.
Note: Your not giving away the whole plot, just enough to
“Storytelling is what lights my fire”
Hope Davis (American Actress)
“Storytelling is not what I do for a living - it is how I do all
that I do while I am living”
Donald Davis (American Storyteller)
“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into
the world today”
Robert McAfee Brown (American Theologian)
Brad Stutzman. Storytelling In Christian Education. Retrieved from
Brainy Quote. (2013). Storytelling. Retrieved from
Combs M., & Beach J. D. (1994). Stories and storytelling: personalizing
the social studies, The Reading Teacher 47, 6. 464.
Janet Towell, 'Storytelling in the Classroom: Twenty Tips', ProQuest,