The common elements of good storytelling http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2014/03/19/common-elements-good-storytelling/ The common elements of good storytelling
Storytelling is as old as any culture, but probably better preserved as a practice with First-Nations than European culture.
It was the primary way of passing along information, long before the written word even existed.
We’re still hardwired to learn better if someone’s words have meaning and emotion to them (proven with science!) because the use of narrative helps our brain focus. That’s because the neurons that fire when we’re listening to a story are the same ones that’d fire if we were actually doing what’s happening in the story.
So, what makes a good story? What are the common elements of good storytelling? Here are a few commonalities I’ve noticed while watching and reading my favourite storytellers.
Tell a four-word story https://medium.com/design-story/23845834503b Tell a four-word story
This is aimed at companies marketing themselves ... but probably has relevance to being creative in classrooms ... such as telling a four word story about each curriculum subject ... or about fictional characters in a book ... or real people in history.
Podcasts That Help You Become a Successful Storyteller http://www.marsdorian.com/2013/01/5-essential-podcasts-storytelling/ 5 Essential Podcasts That Help You Become a Successful Storyteller
I don’t care whether you are an author, marketer, mom, designer, biz owner or rebel leader – if you want to succeed in today’s environment, you have to be a grrreat storyteller first.
Now, let me present you the top 5 podcasts that have taught me how to use stories to hook people, influence them, create suspense, make people laugh and inspire the heck out of them.
Presentation (Conversation) at #educon 26 Jan 2013 educonphilly.org An innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas — from the very practical to the big dreams.
Catch the Storybug http://www.storybug.net This website dedicated to the art of oral tradition: Hundreds of storytelling links with short synopses along with teaching resources and a children's page.
The website also offers a link to the author's storytelling blog with additional resources, and a free bi-monthly newsletter with stories, curriculum and crafts.
Lit2Go http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/ Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format.
Download the files to your Mp3 player and listen on the go,
Listen to the Mp3 files on your computer,
View the text on a webpage and read along as you listen,
Print out the stories and poems to make your own book.
For a screencast turoial visit http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/march2011/
The Path of Story Telling http://www.callofstory.org/en/storytelling/history.asp The Path of Story Telling
The stories we are willing to share with one another give our culture its values, beliefs, goals, and traditions, binding us together into a cohesive society, allowing us to work together with a common purpose.
Storytelling lives at the heart of human experience—a compelling form of personal communication as ancient as language itself.
Traditional Storytelling http://www.timsheppard.co.uk/story/dir/traditions/ Traditional Storytelling
Storytelling traditions vary all over the world, yet have many things in common. This section is an attempt to gather information on customs of the oral tradition world-wide. Many people today are rediscovering the pleasures of telling stories, after their culture has lost most of its traditional storytelling, yet cannot easily find out much about the countless millennia of oral traditions with all their wisdom and techniques. I hope this site will help you discover and appreciate something of the central role which traditional storytelling has played in most cultures, and in some places still does.
Youth Storytelling http://youthstorytelling.com This site aims to build youth storytelling connections around the world. It includes articles and ideas to help those who work with youth in storytelling and for youth involved in storytelling. They also highligh youth storytelling festivals.
UX Storytellers http://uxstorytellers.blogspot.com/ At UX Storytellers, we want to collect and publish stories out of the life of IA-, UX- and IxD professionals.
What Does Storytelling Have to Do with Business?.
Story Writing http://www.storyjoin.com Writing, creative writing, story writing, stories, how to write a story, chain story. StoryJoin let's you create stories with other members.
You start a story by writing one paragraph to as many as you want & any uncompleted paragraphs will be completed by other members.
It's fun to see how the story ends.
60 second Recap http://www.60secondrecap.com/ 60 second Recap
The 60second Recap officially launched on September 14, 2009 ... books and novels summarised in (yes) 60 seconds.
Storytelling : How important is it in a videogame? http://bit.ly/annSVK Storytelling : How important is it in a videogame?
Teacher Produced PowerPoint Stories for 3-6 Year Olds http://regandlellow.com Reg and Lellow are a set of downloadable powerpoint stories which feature minimal contrastive pairs (Reg's red, Lellow's yellow)to aid language acquisition.
There are versions of the stories with and without text.
Storynory http://storynory.com/ Storynory is an online treasure trove of audio stories.
Here you will find a mixture of new stories, fairy tales, and specially adapted myths and histories.
We also have a sprinkling of verse.
We have published an audio story every week since November 2005. Storynory has grown and grown in popularity, and now around a quarter of a million mp3 files are downloaded every month from our servers.
Our stories are read by Natasha Gostwick and her clear story-telling voice has won a place in the hearts of children and adults all over the world.
Tikatok http://www.tikatok.com/ Tikatok is where kids channel their imagination into stories – and publish those stories into books for you to share and treasure with friends and family.
With Tikatok, becoming a published author is easy. Just write a story, illustrate it and order as many copies as you want
There is no cost to join the site. Printed copies of books can be purchased in hardcover or paperback for about $20.
Tell a story in 5 frames (Visual story telling) http://www.flickr.com/groups/visualstory/ Tell a story in 5 frames (Visual story telling) at Flickr
Tell a Story in 5 Frames has two important parts.
The first part is creating and telling a story through visual means with only a title to help guide the interpretation. The second part is the response of the group to the visual story.
The group response can take many forms such as, a poetic or prose rendering of the visualization, a critique on the structure of the story, comments on the photograph, or other constructive forms of response.
Telling and enjoying stories should create entertainment for the group as well as offer insight into the universal elements that help create a story for an international audience. The more people who respond , as either story tellers or respondents, the greater the reward for all.
Text of Stories : Online to download for free http://www.storyteller.net/stories/text Text of Stories : Online to download for free
Stories e.g. | Ant and the Honey | Beggars Can? Be Choosers | Christmas in Black and White | Effectual, Fervent Prayer?f Jedediah Combs | Elephant, Croc and Toad | Forest Tale: Traditional Tale with an Austrailian Flavour | Halloween Memories | Little Mermaid: Mermaid with Soul | My New Driver? License | Reunion | Road Kill | The Mermaid? Purse | The Mystery of the Monkeys | The Return of Brigit O?ara (Ghost Tale) | The Shoes | What do you know: I? Irish! | Wolf and Dog | Wisest One of All | ..... and more
Storytelling : audio online http://www.storyteller.net/stories/audio Storytelling : audio online
Welcome to the audio stories section, here is a current list of all of our freeaudio stories to have read to you online.
Glypho http://www.glypho.com/ Glypho : Here's how it works:
1. Wordsmith jots down storyy ideas
2. Users around the world give character and plot ideas
3. Hummer + others write the first chapter
4. Users review and vote to select the best contribution for the first chaper ...
and the story continues.
Tim Sheppard : Storytelling Resources http://www.timsheppard.co.uk/story/ Tim Sheppard : Storytelling Resources for Storytellers
Comprehensive collections, for storytellers, of articles, links, and information on the oral tradition and the art of storytelling
A vast treasure house of links to stories of every kind
The full texts of stories, some with illustrations
You want to learn the skills and subtle art of storytelling and have fun?! Here's how ...
Storytelling http://www.42explore.com/story.htm Storytelling
Storytelling is one of the earliest forms of folkart. Storytelling probably first consisted of simple chants that praised the dawn, expressed the joy of being alive, and were used to ease the drudgery and boredom of laborious tasks. Later the storyteller became the community entertainer by combining their stories with poetry, music, and dance. The storyteller also evolved into the group historian. This was the beginning of professional storytelling.
Storytelling Webring http://i.webring.com/hub?ring=storytelling Storytelling Webring
Sites throughout the WWW featuring Storytelling resources, organizations, events, and the tellers themselves. All dedicated, at least in part, to the vocal art of telling stories.
Storyline Online http://www.bookpals.net/storyline/ Storyline Online
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is proud to bring you Storyline Online, an on-line streaming video program featuring SAG members reading childrens books aloud. Hand-picked by BookPALS National Program Director Ellen Nathan, a former teacher and librarian, each of the books on this site offer an accompanying lesson plan and activity guide.
Tellabration http://www.tellabration.org/ Tellabration! is a worldwide benefit evening of storytelling. It creates a network of storytelling enthusiasts bonded together in spirit at the same time and on the same weekend.
Tellabration! originator J. G. Pinkerton envisioned this international event as a means of building community support for storytelling. In 1988 the event was launched by the Connecticut Storytelling Center in six locations across the state. A great success, Tellabration! extended to several other states the following year, and then, in 1990, expanded nationwide under the umbrella of the National Storytelling Network (then called NAPPS, and later the National Storytelling Association).
Storytelling in the Classroom http://www.storyarts.org/classroom/index.html Storytelling in the Classroom | Lesson Plans & Activities | Story Library | Articles | Links | Curriculum Ideas Exchange | Storytelling Store | Story Arts Theatre |
Story Telling at the Story Circle http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/storycircle/index.shtml Some good stories .. useful for assemblies ... inparticular choose the "World Stories" for an International perspective
I like the 'The Rupee Tree' .. the value of hardwork ... there are some great illustrations which lend themselves to be projected.
animal stories | fairy tales | bedtime stories |
Storytelling in the Classroom http://www.storyarts.org/index.html Storytelling in the Classroom | Lesson Plans & Activities | Story Library | Articles | Links | Curriculum Ideas Exchange | Storytelling Store | Story Arts Theatre | Awards | Newsletter |
Zinger Tales : The BookHive > Listen to a Story http://www.bookhive.org/zingertales/zingertales.asp Zinger Tales is a collection of stories told by great storytellers! Choose a storyteller below to hear the tale and get some book recommendations too! Stories are provided in RealPlayer format.
Storytelling Activities & Lesson Ideas http://www.storyarts.org/lessonplans/lessonideas/index.html Storytelling Activities & Lesson Ideas
This collection of storytelling activities-developed by storyteller/author Heather Forest for her storytelling workshops with students, teachers, and librarians-can be expanded by educators into language arts lesson plans to support speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
Storytellers on Tour | 1001 Nights Festival | A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words | A Story Treasure Hunt | Old Time Radio Show | Finding Stories in Songs | Story Circle | Local Historians | Collecting Family Stories | Puzzle Tale: Putting the Pieces Together | Front Door: An Imaginary Journey | Chain Sentence | Describing a Stone | Spontaneous Poetry | The Autobiography of Anything | Devising Plot Structures: Creating New Tales | Proverbs: Wisdom Tales Without the Plot | Creating Personal Fables | Storytelling Festival Day | Art History is Filled with Stories |
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