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Lesson Plans

Re: Talking in class

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Christine Merriam (
Sun, 6 Dec 1998 06:29:35 -0500

>In addition to playing music--of my choice as much as possible--I have
>tapes of stories from nationally known storytellers that I play. Students
>rarely talk during these stories, and many times ask for the stories (I
>teach grades 10 through 12.) Many of them are from an organization called
>National Storytellers that meets each fall in East Tennessee. They have
>fabulous stories from many different cultures! Another idea is to play
>some of the audio books that are available. Many times students will bring
>in some great music too. They like to feel they have some ownership in
>the choice also. Storytelling allows for the students to form their own
>"visuals" unlike watching TV or movies. Sometimes after a story, I've had
>the students illustrate one of the characters or describe one of the
>characters, and it is great to hear how everyone has their own "image" of
>the character or object.

Judie J