-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