Why teach the Storytelling Way?
I am totally passionate, hooked and in love with Storytelling!
I know I am making a difference using Storytelling and looking at the outcomes and success of my class,
I know Storytelling has SUPERPOWERS!
Storytelling methods are proven to accelerate spoken language and communication. Over many years, we have visited schools in the UK that use storytelling methods; Storytelling Schools,
Talk 4 Writing, Helicopter Stories and other story immersion methods.
When storytelling ways are central to literacy education, they offer a powerful tool of engagement and motivation.
At StoryWays Literacy we show you how to align learning and teaching to a literacy learning hierarchy. You will learn to follow a sequenced teaching path that targets the fundamentals of communication and memory, and licences both student and teacher to have lots of fun with language. It is our norm to see students and teachers become deeply invested in the process.
Five Christchurch schools have worked with us over a 3-year period to ensure the positive impact of the approach mirrors the results we have observed in UK schools.
During this pilot phase, have seen:-
Previously reluctant writers engage in storytelling and writing. (especially boys!)
Students with the highest learning needs experienced real inclusion in learning. (SLD Friendly)
Joy at the honouring of many specific cultures and religions.
Measurable & meaningful changes in student motivation and capability to write.
As well as helping teachers to develop expertise in literacy teaching, we can show you how to embed our pedagogy into a Storytelling Curriculum that will serve literacy progression from foundation through to year 8 in your school. (Or a design for intermediate to Yr 10)
A well-planned story curriculum is a perfect vehicle to:
Develop critical thinking
Promote personal, school & societal values
Develop key competencies
Support student well-being.
Carry all sorts of curriculum content - Science, Social-Studies, History & Geography...