Book list

literacyThe Book Club will be expanding soon, as today we had our second english lecture and discovered all that is good about children’s literature.  What makes a good storyteller?  What makes a good listener?  There are a lot of skills involved in these, however some of the most important aspects are being interactive, compelling and engaging! Create characters with voices, use props and do not be afraid to tell your own personal stories. I will add to the book list in the next few days with a half dozen or so books.  Enjoy!


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Gillian Halliday on September 25, 2009 at 8:20 am

    The art of storytelling and the art of teaching are inextricably bound together.
    If you make your points by weaving them into a story and making them come alive the children engage with you emotionally and the learning stays with them.
    An example would be having a story for each phonic sound when you introduce it. “ch” for example must have a train story! Maybe a sad train who got lost and later when he is found again, his “ch” will sound so much more cheerful.


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