Reach beyond the traditional show-and-tell approach for teaching oral language, creative imagination, visualization, sequential memory, and listening skills by incorporating storytelling into your curriculum. The authors show how to use a number of popular forms as bases for children’s storytelling, including nursery rhymes, fables, how-and-why stories, tall tales, and folktales and fairy tales. Children learn how to use crafts, pictures, readers theatre, and flannel board materials as springboards to storytelling adventures. Numerous patterns are included for activities, and a bibliography of resources for use with storytelling rounds out the book. Grades 1-6.