Story Telling As A Vehicle for Teaching Musical Concepts by Marcelline Moody

February 24, 2018

-Story Telling is enhanced by movmn't and creative sound.  Be sure to model good reading skills - with interesting, well-modulated voice.

-Stories need conflict, and a way to identify with characters, events and actions.

-Don't allow too long for improvising exercises - spontaneity and the opportunity to develop quick thinking are lost.

-If you are a Language Arts teacher, or work in collaboration with one, consider:  Instead of a written book report, make up a drama, with music-effects, or simply a ballad, or a rap, about the book - discrimination, and decisions about character, plot, setting and so on will have to be considered - all things that would be contained in the book report.



1.  Bear Shadow by Frank Asch, Simon and Schuster, New York (Grade level 1-2)

2.  Moondance by Frank Asch, 1993, Scholastic

3.  Mooncake, Frank Asch, 1983, Aladin Paperback, Simon & Schuster

4.  Something from Nothing, Phoebe Gilman, 1992, Scholastic

5.  Legends and folk tales

6.  Stone Soup

7.  The Vanishing Pumpkin

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