Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories

Storytelling and story acting in the early years

Author: Trisha Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317631757

Category: Education

Page: 106

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Stories and fantasy play engage all young children and help them to draw connections and make sense of the world. MakeBelieve Arts Helicopter Stories are tried, tested and proven to have a significant impact on children’s literacy and communication skills, their confidence and social and emotional development. Based on the storytelling and story acting curriculum of Vivian Gussin Paley, this book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to using this approach with young children. Covering all aspects of the approach, Artistic Director Trisha Lee shows you how you can introduce Helicopter Stories to children for the first time, scribing their tales and then bring their ideas to life by acting them out. Full of anecdotes and practical examples from a wide range of settings, the book includes: Clear guidelines and rules for scribing children’s stories, creating a stage and acting out stories How to deal with taboos and sensitive issues in children’s stories How to involve children who are unwilling to speak or act Supporting children with English as an Additional Language Links to show how the approach supports children’s holistic development Providing an accessible guide to an approach that is gaining international recognition, and featuring a foreword by Vivian Gussin Paley, this book will be essential reading for all those that want to support children’s learning in a way that is fun, engaging and proven to work.

Storytelling in Early Childhood

Enriching language, literacy and classroom culture

Author: Teresa Cremin,Rosie Flewitt,Ben Mardell,Joan Swann

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317394143

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 8781

Storytelling in Early Childhood is a captivating book which explores the multiple dimensions of storytelling and story acting and shows how they enrich language and literacy learning in the early years. Foregrounding the power of children’s own stories in the early and primary years, it provides evidence that storytelling and story acting, a pedagogic approach first developed by Vivian Gussin Paley, affords rich opportunities to foster learning within a play-based and language-rich curriculum. The book explores a number of themes and topics, including: the role of imaginary play and its dynamic relationship to narrative; how socially situated symbolic actions enrich the emotional, cognitive and social development of children; how the interrelated practices of storytelling and dramatisation enhance language and literacy learning, and contribute to an inclusive classroom culture; the challenges practitioners face in aligning their understanding of child literacy and learning with a narrow, mandated curriculum which focuses on measurable outcomes. Driven by an international approach and based on new empirical studies, this volume further advances the field, offering new theoretical and practical analyses of storytelling and story acting from complementary disciplinary perspectives. This book is a potent and engaging read for anyone intrigued by Paley’s storytelling and story acting curriculum, as well as those practitioners and students with a vested interest in early years literacy and language learning. With contributions from Vivian Gussin Paley, Patricia ‘Patsy‘ Cooper, Dorothy Faulkner, Natalia Kucirkova, Gillian Dowley McNamee and Ageliki Nicolopoulou.

Storytelling and Story-Reading in Early Years

How to Tell and Read Stories to Young Children

Author: Mary Medlicott

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506044

Category: Education

Page: 168

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When a practitioner can tell and read stories well, it is proven to significantly improve young children's early communication and literacy. In this easy-to-read and essential guide, storytelling trainer Mary Medlicott gives professionals the tools to get the best out of oral storytelling and story-reading sessions, with management, performance and language techniques. Included are examples of stories and post-story activities that are most successful with children of ages 2 to 5. Medlicott shows how to prepare for the session, spark children's imagination with props, voices and facial expressions, and encourage empathy with thoughtful use of language and variety. Importantly, she gives practical advice on how to cater for all learning needs, such as children with hearing impairment or learning difficulties, and children who are learning English as a second language.

My Servant, Varly

Author: Mike Snowden

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622875311

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

View: 3895

Gary, Amanda, and Sarah find themselves grappling with information revealed to them by the dragons they encounter. Meanwhile, back in Elmhold, the newly crowned king finds himself dealing with his own struggles. He must somehow balance engaging the will of the people of Elmhold and avoid the murderous wrath of his uncle while simultaneously harboring a monster in plain sight.

Threat Vector

Author: Michael DiMercurio

Publisher: Onyx Books

ISBN: 9780451409089

Category: Fiction

Page: 555

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With a renegade sub commander on the loose and in the employ of an organization bent on disrupting international trade, the USS Devilfish is called in to stop the sinking of a cruise ship carrying most of the US Navy's top brass. Original.

The Clique

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rare books

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Book Review Digest

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Books

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This day our daily fictions

a comparative study of the writings of Enid Blyton and Ian Fleming

Author: Robert Druce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 405

View: 499