Storytelling and dancing

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Storytelling and dancing

  1. 1. Storytelling and dancing Adam Stępiński
  2. 2. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>“ The shortest distance between a human being and truth is a story” </li></ul><ul><li>Anthony De Mello </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Anthony De Mello: Writings ’ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>’ 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.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Jimmy Neil Smith </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Tales from America’s Favourite Storytellers ‘ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>‘ The food we eat makes our bodies </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>the stories we hear make our minds’ </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown author </li></ul>
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  6. 6. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>The importance of storytelling </li></ul>
  7. 7. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Stories are fun and pleasure </li></ul>
  8. 8. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>They i mprov e children’s imagination and memory . </li></ul><ul><li>S tories are memorable and enter into a long-term memory </li></ul>
  9. 9. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>They h elp children to understand the world around them </li></ul>
  10. 10. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Stories are full of associations and they convey emotions </li></ul>
  11. 11. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Stories help children relate new things to what they know already </li></ul>
  12. 12. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Stories are cross-curricular and help bring English into other subjects </li></ul>
  13. 13. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Stories introduce </li></ul><ul><li>a new language in context </li></ul>
  14. 14. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>They te ach the culture that makes a language less abstract </li></ul>
  15. 15. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>They m aintain a friendly atmosphere </li></ul>
  16. 16. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Stories i ncreas e children’s attention </li></ul>
  17. 17. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>They f aciliat e communication (stories are interactive) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Stories i ntroduc e a nice change from the coursebook </li></ul>
  19. 19. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Stories serve revision and consolidation purposes </li></ul>
  20. 20. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Stories as food for language </li></ul>
  21. 21. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Stories as food for sharing </li></ul>
  22. 22. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Stories as food for mind </li></ul>
  23. 23. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>But on the other hand … </li></ul><ul><li>it is very difficult to find stories that appeal to everyone </li></ul><ul><li>s ome children just listen to stories and do nothing and other ones get too excited </li></ul>
  24. 24. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Telling stories or reading stories? </li></ul>
  25. 25. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>If you tell the story it’s yours </li></ul><ul><li>You can see children’s faces </li></ul><ul><li>You can use gestures and mime </li></ul><ul><li>You can adapt the language </li></ul>
  26. 26. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>But … </li></ul><ul><li>s ome teachers are afraid of making mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>s torytelling implies that stories must be learnt by heart </li></ul>
  27. 27. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>While reading … </li></ul><ul><li>there’s no need to learn stories by heart </li></ul><ul><li>c hildren will always hear the same text </li></ul><ul><li>y ou can use story pictures to help conveying meaning </li></ul>
  28. 28. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>y ou can repeat and rephrase in a natural way </li></ul><ul><li>y ou can stop and talk to the children about what is happening </li></ul><ul><li>reading stories aloud encourages reading </li></ul>
  29. 29. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Jim Wingate </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The Dragon Wakes’ </li></ul>
  30. 30. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>But … </li></ul><ul><li>w hen we read a story we tend to go quickly </li></ul><ul><li>w e concentrate on the reading rather than on the listener </li></ul>
  31. 31. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Brian Sturm </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Truth and Story’ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFC-URW6wkU </li></ul>
  32. 32. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Heather Forest </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.storyarts.org/store/index.html </li></ul>
  33. 33. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>How to do a story </li></ul>
  34. 34. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Choose stories which are aaccessible, useful and relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Look after students’ comfort </li></ul>
  35. 35. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Be enthusiastic </li></ul><ul><li>Show pictures, flashcards, mascots </li></ul><ul><li>Tell the story with exaggerated intonation and gestures </li></ul>
  36. 36. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Stop from time to time and ask students to predict what happens next </li></ul><ul><li>Check children’s comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to tell the story with your help </li></ul>
  37. 37. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Working with lower-proficiency levels </li></ul><ul><li>Respond non-verbally </li></ul><ul><li>Respond through repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Respond with single words </li></ul><ul><li>Give written support (words, phrases, sentences) </li></ul>
  38. 38. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Good seeds for stories </li></ul>
  39. 39. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Small incidents in your own life </li></ul>
  40. 40. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Fairy tales, myths and legends </li></ul>
  41. 41. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Ghost and mystery stories </li></ul>
  42. 42. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Single incidents from biographies, novels, etc. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Realistic adventures </li></ul>
  44. 44. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Ideas for projects </li></ul>
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  48. 48. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Open Discussion on Web 2.0 Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>http://web2storytelling.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
  49. 49. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Online games </li></ul><ul><li>based on stories </li></ul><ul><li>http://tale-of-tales.com/ </li></ul>
  50. 50. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>VOICE THREAD </li></ul><ul><li>https://voicethread.com </li></ul>
  51. 51. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Local / Family Historians </li></ul>
  52. 52. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Puzzle Tale: </li></ul><ul><li>Putting the Pieces Together </li></ul>
  53. 53. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Art History is Filled with Stories </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Saint George and the Dragon ‘ </li></ul><ul><li>(Paolo Uccello , 1470) </li></ul>
  54. 54. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>with helpers </li></ul>
  55. 55. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Three stories, </li></ul><ul><li>one fiction </li></ul>
  56. 56. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Storytelling festival </li></ul>
  57. 57. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Dancing </li></ul>
  58. 58. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Dancing classes </li></ul>
  59. 59. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Folk dances </li></ul>
  60. 60. Storytelling and dancing <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s time to dance! </li></ul>
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