Monthly Archives: February 2013

Kids As Storytellers

This is the first episode of a webseries called “Written By A Kid,” in which children tell stories and adults create short films of the children’s stories. It’s one of the few places where I’ve seen children’s voices be respected … Continue reading

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Learning Language through Storytelling

http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2012/04/02/tln_borich.html?tkn=VYVFBA9BrASAyF8EO%2BFiT7Eto12tZpWhHk2t&cmp=clp-edweek In considering our topic for this week, I became interested in how storytelling can be used in teaching languages to children. My research on this turned up a method of teaching called TPRS, or Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling. … Continue reading

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Storytelling as a Team Sport: Benefits in Social Development

http://www.youthstorytelling.com/toolbox/EncouragingKids.pdf The above article, written by teacher Carol Krakower, gives a description of the storyteling “team” she runs in her school for grades 6 and up. Being a part of this team, she argues, gives kids the same “gratification” and … Continue reading

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Socialization through storytelling

As discussed in the reading, children often make sense of their realities through story creation and performance.  The following two studies employ storytelling as a methodology for exploring how children have been socialized into their societal positions. http://m.pwq.sagepub.com/content/13/3/293.short In this … Continue reading

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Group 4 Explanation

Our topic is using children’s stories, make believe, and dramatic play as inspiration for developmentally appropriate story performance. This made us consider ways children have of engaging developmentally in a nonacademic setting. Stories can help children interact with their individual … Continue reading

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Our Theme and Events

We found that the common thread between our sources was a question. The question we ask with our sources is how original is original, and what that means.  We are trying  to define and contemplate the boundaries between something completely … Continue reading

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Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Chimamanda Adichie is a novelist who, in this talk, describes her journey through discovering herself through her own eyes and the eyes of others perpetuated by the media.  She describes having an understanding that she was not what was ideal, … Continue reading

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