Teaching Reading Through Storytelling
Participate in a hands-on, multimedia workshop featuring a provocative, entertaining method of learning appropriate for students of any age. Adapting critical thinking and storytelling techniques, I present this novel approach to developing reading comprehension skills. This approach employing captionless cartoons, audiotapes, videos, and books of folktales, is effective with children or adults and of particular appeal to reluctant learners. In this workshop, we concentrate upon the reading comprehension skills of inferencing, summarizing and predicting outcomes. Participants adapt and retell a story while learning to apply the insights gained to the teaching/learning of reading skills.