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  • Family Stories
    Argues that family stories encourage students to learn more about their heritage, acquire and refine literacy skills, and develop greater respect for the multicultural differences that make the students unique. Discusses starting with children's literature, collecting stories, sharing aloud, preserving the stories through writing, and celebrating authorship.
  • Here Comes the Storyteller
    This booklet integrates 9 stories from the multicultural southwestern United States, 90 photographs of a storyteller telling the stories, and running sidebars where the storyteller gives hints and secrets to parents, educators, and would-be storytellers. The photographs in the booklet capture the storyteller in the remarkable poses that make him any child's favorite storyteller.
  • Keepers of the Word
    Describes the work of three bilingual story tellers, one Navajo and two Hispanic Americans, who communicate about their own language and culture while increasing the respect for other cultures of those who hear them. Storytelling is an excellent way to introduce children to other languages and cultures.
  • Personal Experience as a Guide To Teaching
    Analyzes teacher educators' experiences using storytelling about teaching to prepare second-career teacher candidates to critically reflect on their practice and teach for diversity. Using stories, prospective teachers developed retrospective explanations and justifications for their teaching practices, constructing platforms from which to launch future actions.
  • Redefining "American" and "Literature": Bridging the Borders with "La Llorona."
    Describes the authors' experiences teaching the "weeping women" archetype in the oral tale of "La Llorona," and involving students in the tradition of story telling and folklore. Shows how these activities helped to redefine "American" and "literature," to link diverse cultures and communities, and to introduce students to literary terminology and critical approaches.
  • Storytelling for Young Children in a Multicultural World
    Advocates storytelling as a powerful resource to promote an understanding of racial and ethnic diversity. Addresses issues of selection criteria including elements of character development, prejudice reduction, authority and authorship, and language.
  • Tales To Tell: A Storytelling Curriculum. Primary Source Curriculum Series
    Students are challenged to explore stories told through pictures, objects, and music throughout the units included in this guide. Students learn to identify and analyze a variety of recurring narratives, and in describing their own experiences, create their own stories and find meaning within these stories.
  • The Harvard Education Letter, 1996
    This document is comprised of volume 12 of the Harvard Education Letter, published bimonthly and addressing current issues in elementary-secondary education.
  • Using One of the "Standards for the English Language Arts" To Foster a Positive Relationship between Culture and Literacy
    Argues that integrating the arts in culture and literacy can help children become proficient users of language and be accepting and empathetic toward others, as advocated in standard nine of the "Standards for the English Language Arts." Describes two ways the author integrated the arts into a language arts unit on Japan, dealing with storytelling/mask making and poetry/illustration. (SR).
  • Using Stories To Introduce and Teach Multicultural Literature
    Discusses the importance of stories in introducing migrants to the new societies they enter. Stories allow people to reach out to past generations and provide examples of successful coping in new lives.