Sample Stories for Students in LS5633: The Art of Storytelling


On this page, you will find some storytelling programs that include videos of introductions, videos of stories with bibliographic information, and videos of storytelling session endings. Some of these videos are not freely available on the Web. When indicated, please go to the "Sample Stories" on the Blackboard course navigation menu when directed to do so.
This is a sample permission form that I used for my tellings in Fall 2012:

Primary Grades - on this page

Intermediate Grades

Middle School

African Stories: Kindergarten Class at Heritage Elementary School, Highland Village, Texas (30 minute-session)

Video Introduction
Story Video
Source Information
Video Session Ending
Africa
Focus on geography and distinction
between two countries and two cultures from which these stories originated



Introduction

For "Too Much Talk" - Vocabulary: Ghana and Kente Cloth
(2 minutes 27 seconds)
"Too Much Talk"
(7 minutes)
Folktale from Ghana: flannel board variant based on the book Too Much Talk by Angela Shelf Medearis,illustrated by Stefano Vitale

Folktale (398.2) - Public Domain

Introduction

For "The Clever Turtle" - Angola and turtle habitat (4 minutes 36 seconds)
"The Clever Turtle"

(7 minutes)
Folktale from Angola: variant based on the book The Clever Turtle by A.K. Roche (out of print)

Folktale (398.2) - Public Domain
Conclusion:
Voting on favorite
of two stories
(1 minutes 18 seconds)



Ending
Children interacting
with puppet and teller (27 seconds)
Note: Students' names not audible.

Bear Stories: Kindergarten Class at Heritage Elementary School, Highland Village, Texas (30 minute-session)
Video Introduction
Story Video
Source Information
Video Session Ending
Bear Hunt



Practicing an echo for We're Going on a Bear Hunt
(1 minute 48 seconds)
Bear Hunt Audience Participation
Story

Two examples:

Bear Hunt Story 1
(5 minutes 48 seconds)

Bear Hunt Story 2
(5 minutes 20 seconds)
Flannel board variant based on We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Shelved as picture book - however - considered a "retelling"

This song/story is in the public domain by virtue of its long-time use in
school and public library programming. You will find many, many versions in books and on the Web.


Happy Birthday Moon
Flannel board variant based on the book by the same name by Frank Asch (Prentice-Hall, 1985) - 12 minutes 24 seconds

This original picture book is copyright protected. My telling cannot be distributed on the Web. You will find the video within our Blackboard course on the Sample Stories link - behind password protection
Ending

Children and teller meeting

Note: In Blackboard on the Sample Stories link
because some students' names are audible.