Graduate Project Title
Teaching Children to be Storytellers: A Handbook for Educators
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Nancy E. Jurenka
Second Committee Member
Andrea C. Sledge
Third Committee Member
Keith B. Salyer
The purpose of this project was to design a handbook for second grade teachers interested in teaching storytelling. By introducing children to the world of storytelling, teachers can bring the true nature of storytelling into the classroom and take full advantage of its educational benefits. Through the storytelling process, children's listening, reading, and oral language skills are enhanced. Although storytelling is only one part of a literacy program, it is the means to a very important literacy goal: the development of independent, lifelong readers. The handbook includes a five-week storytelling unit that gives an explanation of how to realize and implement the benefits of storytelling in a second grade classroom.
Cross, April Nicole, "Teaching Children to be Storytellers: A Handbook for Educators" (2003). All Graduate Projects. 803.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Language and Literacy Education Commons