Maricopa Community Colleges  EDU292   19962-19966 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 10/24/95
EDU292 19962-19966 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
The Art Of Storytelling
Explore the art and origin of storytelling. Provide a variety of storytelling techniques, styles and exercises to enhance the delivery of telling stories. Assist in the integration and application of storytelling to the learning environment in the classroom. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
EDU292   19962-19966 The Art Of Storytelling
1. Identify three literary forms that exist today that derive from the storytelling tradition. (I)
2. Research at least three cultural stories. (II)
3. Demonstrate one cultural story. (II)
4. Compare and contrast three cultural stories. (II)
5. Explain selection criteria for choice or selection of story to tell. (III)
6. Explain how to generate personal stories. (IV)
7. Identify delivery techniques to add color and interest to telling a story. (V, IX)
8. Compare and contrast three storytelling styles. (VI)
9. Define personal storytelling style. (VII)
10. Develop a personal narrative to relate. (VIII)
11. Demonstrate personal storytelling style. (VIII)
12. Demonstrate the use of two delivery techniques to add color and interest to a personal narrative. (V, IX)
13. Explain how to research stories for classroom use. (X)
14. Define four ways that stories can be used to impart a lesson, a value, and/or knowledge (XI)
15. Define lesson objectives for teaching unit and identify two stories to meet those objectives. (XI)
16. Create a classroom lesson or activity and show where story can be told to achieve desired teaching/learning objectives. (XI)
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EDU292   19962-19966 The Art Of Storytelling
    I. Literary Forms of Storytelling Traditions Today (1)
        A. Myths
        B. Fairy Tales
        C. Folk Tales
        D. Legends
      II. Cultural Stories (2, 3, 4)
          A. Locate African American Folk Tale, Fairy Tale, Myth, Legend, or Story
          B. Locate Native American Folk Tale, Fairy Tale, Legend, Myth, or Story
          C. Locate Hispanic Folk Tale, Fairy Tale, Legend, Myth, or Story
          D. Locate Your Ethnic Heritage Folk Tale, Fairy Tale, Legend, Myth, or Story
        III. Criteria for Story Selection (5)
            A. Identify Type of Audience
            B. Purpose of Event
            C. Purpose For Telling Story
          IV. Generating Personal Narratives in Story Form (6)
              A. Identify Common Emotional Experiences
              B. Identify Favorite Moments Such as Favorite Relatives, Magic Moments, etc.
            V. Delivery Techniques to Add Color and Interest To Telling a Story (7, 11, 13)
                A. Application of Voice
                  1. Different Voices for Different Characters in the Story
                  2. Using Accents to Match the Location of Story
                B. Application of Point of View
                  1. First Person
                  2. Third Person
                  3. A Combination
                  4. Point of View of One of the Characters in the Story
                C. Application of Sound Effects
                  1. Nature's Elements i.e., Wind, Rain, Thunderstorm, etc.
                  2. Animal Sounds
                  3. House Sounds i.e., Creaking of Doors, Floors, etc.
                D. Application of Music
                  1. Incorporating Songs
                  2. Incorporating Instruments
                E. Application of Visual Imagery
                  1. Choosing Descriptive Words
                  2. Creating the Picture In Your Mind and the Minds of Those Listening
                F. Application of Body
                  1. Facial Expressions to Convey Emotions
                  2. Gestures from Hands, Arms, Legs, Head, etc. to Emphasize a Point
              VI. Storytelling Styles (8)
                  A. View the Styles of Three Professional Storytellers
                  B. Discuss and Analyze the Three Different Styles
                VII. Develop Personal Storytelling Style (9)
                    A. Observe Both Professional and Classmates Storytelling Styles
                    B. Adapt and Select From Others to Build on Your Personal Storytelling Style
                  VIII. Develop a Personal Narrative (10, 12)
                      A. Generate Ideas From Your Own Life Experience
                      B. Select a Memory and Create a Personal Narrative for Storytelling
                    IX. Practicing Delivery Techniques to Add Interest and Color to a Story (7, 11, 13)
                        A. Application of Voice Variation
                        B. Application of Sound Variation
                        C. Application of Selection of Point of View
                        D. Application of Visual Imagery
                        E. Application of Music
                        F. Using the Body to Tell a Story
                      X. Research Stories for Classroom Use (14)
                          A. Local Libraries
                          B. Local Storytelling Associations
                          C. Bibliography on Stories
                          D. National Association for the Perpetuation of Stories
                          E. Tell Net on the Internet
                        XI. Using Stories In the Classroom (15, 16, 17)
                            A. Expanding Cultural Awareness
                            B. Recognition of Self and Acceptance of Others
                            C. Building Community
                            D. Sharing Universal Wisdom and Unspoken Truth
                            E. Improve Speaking Skills
                              1. More vivid spoken imagery
                              2. Develop confidence in public speaking
                            F. Enhance Listening Skills
                            G. Application of Use of Imagination
                            H. Enhance Language Skills
                              1. Building and augmenting vocabulary
                              2. Sequencing skills
                              3. More vivid written imagery
                              4. Greater exposure to many literary forms
                            I. Increase Interest in Reading and Developing Reading Skills
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