- Can you think of times when hearing a story has affected your behavior or actions?
- Describe significant experiences you’ve had learning via ‘fact presentation’ (e.g. reading bullet points or simple lecture). Which ones were effective or ineffective? Why?
- Describe significant experiences you’ve had learning via ‘storytelling’ (e.g.dramatic videos or a professor who told a lot of stories). Which ones were effective or ineffective? Why?
- In your past and present workplaces, how have bosses and supervisors gotten their message out via fact presentation vs. storytelling? Has it made a difference?
- What are some topics you currently teach via storytelling? How do you do it?
- What are some topics you currently (or will likely teach) via fact presentation that might be taught via storytelling instead? How would you do it? What would the challenges be?
Language Skill Activity Demonstrations
- Instructional: Jeff's Housing Vocab based on the NH Years
- Vocabulary/Grammar 'Make a Story' Activity (adapted from here , word lists from here)
- How might you use storytelling-based activities to teach specific language skills
- Speaking / Pronunciation
- ISL Collective
- Example 1 (story map) Example 2 ('What happened?' Worksheet)
- Zooburst (make your own 3D book)
- StoryboardThat.com (friendly, powerful comic strip generator)
- Storybird.com Allows users to make their own visual stories using contributed illustrations. Thousands of user generated stories to read and discuss.
(example Seven Ways to Survive School)
- Slidestory - add audio narration to your original stories