Maricopa Community Colleges  EDU292AB   19962-20002 
Official Course Description:   MCCCD Approval:  11/23/99  
EDU292AB     19962-20002 LEC 1 Credit(s) 1 Period(s)
Story Telling: Techniques and Styles
Provide a variety of storytelling techniques, styles, and exercises to enhance the delivery of telling stories. Review of the art and origin of storytelling. Prerequisites: EDU292AA
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
EDU292AB   19962-20002 Story Telling: Techniques and Styles
1. Explain the literary art forms that exist today that derive from the storytelling tradition. (I)
2. Compare and contrast three cultural stories. (II)
3. Explain selection criteria for choice or selection of story to tell. (III)
4. Compare and contrast three storytelling styles. (IV)
5. Define personal storytelling style. (V, VIII)
6. Develop a personal narrative for storytelling. (VI)
7. Identify delivery techniques to add interest and color to telling a story. (VII)
8. Demonstrate your personal storytelling style. (V)
9. Demonstrate the use of two delivery techniques to add color and interest to a personal narrative. (VIII)
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EDU292AB   19962-20002 Story Telling: Techniques and Styles
    I. Literary Forms of Storytelling Traditions Today (1)
        A. Myths
        B. Fairy tales
        C. Folk tales
        D. Legends
      II. Cultural Stories (2)
          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 (3)
            A. Type of audience (Age, interest, and theme)
            B. Purpose of event (Festival, Concert, workshop, demonstration, etc.)
            C. Purpose for telling Story
          IV. Storytelling Styles (4)
              A. View the Styles of Three Professional Storytellers
              B. Discuss and Analyze the Three Different Styles
            V. Develop Personal Storytelling Style (5, 8)
                A. Observe Both Professional and Classmates Storytelling Styles
                B. Adapt and Select From Others to Build on Your Personal Storytelling Style
              VI. Generate and Develop Personal Narratives In Story Form (6)
                  A. Generate Ideas Grom Own Life Experience
                  B. Select a Memory and Create a Personal Narrative to Relate
                VII. Delivery Techniques To Add Color and Interest To Telling a Story (7, 9)
                    A. Voice
                      1. Different Voices For Different Characters in the Story
                      2. Using Accents to Match the Location of Story
                    B. Use 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. Use of Sound Effects
                      1. Nature's elements like wind, rain, thunderstorm, etc.
                      2. Animal sounds
                      3. House sounds like creaking of doors, floors, etc.
                    D. Use of Music
                      1. Incorporating songs
                      2. Incorporating instruments
                    E. Use of Visual Imagery
                      1. Choosing descriptive words
                      2. Creating the picture in your mind and the minds of those listening
                    F. Use of the Body
                      1. Facial expressions to convey emotions
                      2. Gestures from hands, arms, legs, head, etc. to emphasize a point
                  VIII. Practicing Delivery Techniques To Add Interest and Color To a Story (9)
                      A. Use of voice variation
                      B. Use of sound variation
                      C. Use of selection of point of view
                      D. Use of visual imagery
                      E. Use of music
                      F. Using the body for telling a story
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