Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Storytelling; Language arts -- Correlation with content subjects;
Retelling experiences (speaking, writing, dramatizing, and illustrating) were introduced to second grade children as a means of creating their own constructs. Such experiences can foster comprehension abilities and a sense of story, ownership of language experiences, and personal-social development. Folk tales served as the literature base for the retelling opportunities because they offer well-structured stories that present plots, motifs, and themes that are clearly delineated. These literature experiences and retelling activities were extended across the curriculum to enrich a social studies unit on Japan.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1996 Zetta M. Hart
Hart, Zetta M., "Story retelling in a social studies unit on Japan" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 2506.