Storytelling

A good story enhances your speech and makes it memorable. This manual offers instruction in telling folk tales, personal stories, stories with morals, emotional stories and stories about historical events or people.

1. The Folk Tale

Time: 7-9 minutes
Objectives:
  • To tell a folk tale that is entertaining and enjoyable for a specific age group.
  • To use vivid imagery and voice to enhance the tale.

2. Let’s Get Personal

Time: 6-8 minutes
Objectives:
  • To learn the elements of a good story.
  • To create and tell an original story based on a personal experience.

3. The Moral of the Story

Time: 4-6 minutes
Objectives:
  • To understand that a story can be entertaining yet display moral values.
  • To create a new story that offers a lesson or moral.
  • To tell the story, using the skills developed in the previous two projects.

4. The Touching Story

Time: 6-8 minutes
Objectives:
  • To understand the techniques available to arouse emotion.
  • To become skilled in arousing emotions while telling a story.

5. Bringing History to Life

Time: 7-9 minutes
Objectives:
  • To understand the purpose of stories about historical events or people.
  • To use the storytelling skills developed in the preceding projects to tell a story about a historical event or person.