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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1997

Elementary Education

Aural literacy

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Children Respond To Storytelling, Catherine Marion May 1997

Children Respond To Storytelling, Catherine Marion

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to find out directly from children what they think, feel and experience when listening to a story being told. Is the telling of stories merely a frivolous activity or a highly effective tool for resolving conflict, exploring values and enhancing language arts, and visualization skills?

The subjects were from three different classrooms. These were, respectively, a fourth grade classroom (n=13), a first grade classroom (n=9) and a kindergarten classroom (n=16). The students were exposed to the telling of two stories told by the same professional storyteller. Each group of children was ...