Once Upon a Time: Using Storytelling, Creative Drama, and Reader's Theater with Children in Grades PreK-6 (Paperback)
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Once Upon a Time: Using Storytelling, Creative Drama, and Reader's Theater with Children in Grades PreK-6 (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 30/10/2007
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Judy Freeman, author of the Books Kids Will Sit Still For series, gives practical how-to tips on how to tell a story, and write and stage a Reader's Theater script that gets children involved with creative drama. Reader's theater teaches children how to become better listeners, enriches their thinking skills, and encourages their response to literature. Included are ideas on using folk and fairy tales, songs, chants and nonsense rhymes, and a reader's theater script. Also included in this handbook are 400 plus annotated children's books every storyteller should know, 100 great titles for creative drama and reader's theatre and professional books and Web sites for storytelling, creative drama and reader's theater. Grades PreK-6. Judy Freeman, author of the Books Kids Will Sit Still For series, gives personal and practical how-to tips on how to learn and tell a story, how to act out a story using creative drama, and how to write and stage a Reader's Theater script. All are guaranteed to get your children listening, thinking, reading, loving, and living stories with comprehension, fluency, expression, and joy. Once Upon a Time pulls together a wealth of ideas, activities, and strategies for using folk and fairy tales, songs, chants, and nonsense rhymes. Also included in this handbook are the texts of 10 of Judy's favorite stories you can read today and tell tomorrow; a songbook of songs, chants, and nonsense rhymes; and a Reader's Theater script. You'll also find annotated bibliographies: 400+ children's books every storyteller should know; 100+ great children's books to use for creative drama and Reader's Theater; professional books and Web sites for storytelling, creative drama, and Reader's Theater; and a title and author index. Chapters include:; Getting Started with Storytelling; Judy Freeman's Songbook: Including Songs, Chants, Riddles, and Plenty of Nonsense; Judy Freeman's Storybook: Tales You can Hear Today and Tell Tomorrow; 400+ Children's Books Every Storyteller Should Know; Getting Started with Creative Drama and Reader's Theater; 100+ Children's Books Just Right for Creative Drama and/or Reader's Theater

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591586630
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 679 g
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 15 mm
Edition: Annotated edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Librarians who are looking for information to improve their library programs need look no further than Judy Freeman's book....In a straightforward, concise manner Freeman provides an excellent introduction to using all of these techniques. She tells media specialists how to prepare, practice, and perform a successful storytelling event....Her extensive diverse bibliographies provide additional guidance....Take the plunge and try something different at your library; using this book will guarantee librarians are prepared and supported in their efforts. Recommended." - Library Media Connection
"We all agree on the importance of story in the lives of children, but many of us stop at reading aloud. Don't. Freeman's advice and ready-to-use scripts, tales, chants, songs, accompanied by notes and tips, offer enough support, inspiration, and encouragement to get the most timid among us on our feet, sharing stories." - Curriculum Connections
"What began as a handbook to accompany a series of storytelling workshops has become a compilation of tried-and-true stories, ideas, and activities for librarians working with children....Even librarians who have Freeman's earlier books will want this one. While new librarians will find the confidence to begin telling stories, those who are more experienced will be able to polish their skills, expand their repertoires, and incorporate reader's theater and creative drama into their programs." - School Library Journal
"Judy Freeman has more ideas for using children's literature than almost anyone we know. In this volume, she packs songs, readers theater, great-book lists, best professional books, good web sites, and more to attract librarian and teacher to make reading fun, exciting, creative, and beneficial to the literacy program of the school....Bottom line: Highly recommended for teachers and teacher-librarians who are on a quest to move beyond just deadly skills." - Teacher Librarian
"The ideas presented are very useful and based on materials written, presented, and taught by Judy Freeman. An author/title index enables the user to quickly find a section on the author or title they wish to present on, while the work itself enables easy browsing if one is unsure of what to present next." - ARBA

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