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Developing Imagination, Creativity, and Literacy through Collaborative Storymaking: A Way of Knowing.
Early in her life, Nancy King discovered that stories are rich sources of wisdom, imagination, creativity, and comfort. In this essay, King describes her personal experiences developing and using the collaborative storymaking process with young people and adults in various school settings. The author states that collaborative storymaking establishes opportunities for students to create stories from stories, using imagemaking and abstract prompts. She maintains that the iterative process expands and improves students’ oral and written expression.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2008
One Authentic Early Literacy Practice and Three Standardized Tests: Can a Storytelling Curriculum Measure Up?
The authors conducted a study to assess the vocabulary and literacy skills of kindergarten and pre-kindergarten children who participated in storytelling curriculum over the course of the school year. The children were assessed utilizing standardized tests, and results revealed that participants in the storytelling curriculum showed significant gains in both vocabulary knowledge and literacy skills.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2008