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5pm Monday Storytelling with LaDoris B. Davis
THIS CLASS IS FOR GRADES 4 - 9
Storytelling for 4th - 9th grades
In this class, students will learn to model a story using voice, facial expressions, body language, movement and props; identify the basic elements of a story including setting, characters, character traits; use
pantomime games to connect actions to characters and circumstances; re-create and tell their own version of their favorite fairy tales; engage in dramatic role play; rehearse and perform "Twisted Tongue Twisters" in order to enhance performance skills; work on short dramatic monolgues; work in small groups to rehearse and perform Folk Tales; and work in tandem with others to tell a story written and created by the class.
Students will perform for a parent audience the last week of class.
Why Teach Storytelling?
Ms. Davis has many reasons to
Storytelling promotes literacy through: repetition, story reading, story listening, and storytelling.
New Vocabulary words are introduced
Promotes reading and listening comprehension
Enhances memorization skills through repetition
Students identify sequential order and patterns
Students enhance cognitive skills through logic and reasoning
Exploring cultural similaraities and differences multicultural
Comparing/Contrasting characters and other aspects of stories
Making predictions based on pictures or titles
Students explore cause and effect in stories
Students boost self-esteem
Students enhance social skills