Beyond the Beanstalk Interdisciplinary Learning Through Storytelling

ISBN-10: 0435070282

ISBN-13: 9780435070281

Edition: 1996

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Description: With the methods described in this book, teachers will gain confidence in their ability to tell stories and discover for themselves how stories can effectively motivate and engage students. - SchoolArts Classroom teachers are just beginning to discover what art specialists have always known: storytelling and other expressive arts fire students' imagination and generate innovative, creative thinking. When the arts are integrated across the curriculum, content becomes meaningful to children and they are motivated to learn. In Beyond the Beanstalk, storyteller and teacher Lynn Rubright demonstrates how K-6 teachers can use storytelling and the expressive arts not only as motivational tools to develop students' skills, but also as ways to improve their own teaching styles. Lots of tried-and-true methods that teachers can put to immediate use are provided, including specific activities, stories to tell, drama games to enhance children's creative responses, and much more. Teachers will gain confidence in their ability to tell stories and discover for themselves how stories effectively told can motivate and engage students.

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 8/19/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Lynn Rubright is an educator, workshop leader, speaker, writer, and professional storyteller. Her graduate course Storytelling Across the Curriculum has been taught at Webster University, St. Louis, since 1971. Project Tell (Teaching English Through Living Language), Rubright's three-year federally funded Title IV-C program for a suburban St. Louis school district, explored ways storytelling and related expressive arts could be used to motivate students. She is also cofounder of the Metro Theater Circus (now called Metro Theater Company), which won a Winifred Ward award for best new children's theater.

Beyond the Beanstalk
An Interdisciplinary Storytelling Unit F rog and Toad's Garden
Storytelling, Drama, Science, Poetry R osie's Walk
An Interdisciplinary Approach B ellerophon and Pegasus
Storytelling and Movement T he Sea
Movement, Stories, and Poetry S torytelling and Music C hildren as Playmakers and Playwrights L earning Tales to Tell Quick and Easy
Listening and Reading A nanse the Spider: Storytelling African Style 1 F amily Folklore
Storytelling and Creative Writing 1 H istory Telling: An Oral History Project 1 E ldertel
Senior Citizens and Children Share Stories 1 S torytelling and the Writing Reading Process
An Interview with June Von Weise 1 A rtist-in-Residence Programs 1 S tories to Tell--Quick and Easy
Then and Now: A Family Folklore Interdisciplinary Storytelling Unit
Storytelling, Movement, and Drama Exercises
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