Once upon a time, we taught children by through the oral tradition. Now studies prove children who actively listen to stories, expand their imaginations, becoming better thinkers, readers, and writers. Storytelling , especially by a master of the art, provides an ideal way to educate children.
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Finger Fables - Grades Pre-K - 2
Story Theater- Grades K - 4
The World in Tales- Grades 2 - 5
New York Lore (History on the Hudson)- Grades 4-5, 7, 11
Medieval Manners & Manors- Grades 6-12
Myth- Grades 2-12
Shakespeare is Elementary- Grades 4-12
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Common Core Standards Addressed:
Key Details #2
K "With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details."
1st - "Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson." 2nd -Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Knowledge and Ideas #9
K- Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
Ist a. With prompting and support, students will make cultural connections to text and self.
2nd Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
Responding to Literature K,1st, & 2nd - Making connections between self, text, and the world
K.L.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, being read to, responding to texts.
K.SL.2 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media, K.SL.4 Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail. K.SL.6 Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.