Articles relating to storytelling

These are articles or webpages I have written, mostly relating to using storytelling in education.


Articles relating to teenage and adult learners


Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling

El profesor de inglés como narrador: la narración como una actividad cotidiana en el aula
Written for Asociación de Profesionales de la Narración Oral en España (Nov. 2015)
Here is an English version: English teacher as storyteller: storytelling as an everyday classroom activity

Storytelling cards - something every teacher needs in their schoolbag

Sixty Seconds Non-Stop Talking - a versatile activity to start a class, generate vocabulary, reinforce grammar or even spontaneously develop an entire lesson

Kate Crackernuts - storytelling to practise free writing in an intermediate langauge class (includes an example of a written test)

Storytelling in the Classroom: Discussing Mr Fox
published in Humanising Language Teaching (July 2002)

Ein Storyteller erzählt um die Welt und auch an der EKS
A teacher's report about my visit to her school in Bergheim, December 2014

Authentic listening material in the foreign language classroom

Download my Language Check-List (pdf) to aid students in their free writing


Articles relating to young learners


Old Woman and her Pig
    published in Primary English (June 2006)

The Magic Mitten

    published in Primary English (Jan. 2005)

Telling A Christmas Carol

    published in Primary English (Nov. 2004)

Telling The Frightened Mouse as a participation story

    published in Primary English (Jan. 2003)

Finding stories on the internet

    published in Primary English (March 2005)


Articles on storytelling

A report on the 24th Ljungby International Storytelling Festival, 2013

A review of In Arabian Nights: In search of Morocco through its stories and storytelling by Tahir Shah

A beginner's tale of organisation and art: How I became a storyteller


Handbook


The Handbook of Teaching Ideas accompanies the tales on the cassette The Wife's Letter and other Tales

Two articles written by others


Tales to wonder at: Ein Workshop beim Storyteller Richard Martin
An article in German from Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch (2013) on attending one of my teacher-training workshops.

A socio-linguistic analysis of a performance
This is an academic article by Susan McCullough of my telling of The Blacksmith and the Devil.

Found activities, ideas, suggestions, etc.
Ideas from others.

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