Friday, September 5, 2014

Week#1 - Getting Oriented & Basics of Story Structure and Type

Week#1 Agenda

  • Welcome and Orientation
  • Discussion of personal favorite stories and course preferences
  • Introduction of Basic Story Structure and Type
  • Personal Storytelling based on non-linear timeline
Handout:  Classic 3 Act Structure & The Seven Basic Plots


Discussion Questions: 

➤  When you think of ‘storytelling’, what comes to mind?

What are some of your favorite stories of each type listed below? Which ones have you read, seen, or listened to repeatedly? How do they affect you?  
  • Books
  • Movies
  • TV shows
  • Folktales
  • Songs
  • Poems
  • Comic books
  • Role-playing Games
  • Jokes
  • Other

Why do you like them so much?

Are you a good storyteller?  Why or Why not?

Who is the best storyteller you know? What makes them so good?

What role does storytelling currently play in your life and work?

How interested are you in learning about these aspects of storytelling?
  • Historical Overview, Story Structure, Story Types
  • Storytelling and Language Skills
  • Oral Delivery Skills, Verbal and Nonverbal Techniques
  • Storybooks: Resources and Reviews
  • Storytelling activities for EFL Classrooms
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Cultural and Gender Dimensions of Storytelling
  • Storytelling in Gameplay
  • Teacher as Storyteller
  • Other Aspects

1 comment:

  1. Jeff, I like your brand new course. I think we human beings are always hungry for stories. We human beings build one final, huge and mega story in the end. In the One story, we will hear every story humans will have made. I'm also intrigued to follow your storytelling course. Am I allowed?