Storytelling

Everyone loves a good story! The projects in this manual are designed to help you develop storytelling skills.


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.

Note: For some speech projects, the presentation time may also include additional segments for such activities as question-and-answer periods, depending on the project.