Friday, December 27, 2013

Slow and Steady: Stor e Telling August September 2012

Hare and Tortoise
Children's Illustrations, 1880
I have penned the Stor E Telling column since January of 2002 and the articles from 2002-2006 are the publications page of my website found here . I will be adding the columns from 2007 to 2012 to that page as well. However, I am in the process of checking what link URL's have changed or are now defunct. It is a time consuming process so I am taking the “slow and steady” approach via Aesop and will post the individual columns on my blog for now.

I will not be adding current columns until the following year, so if you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network. Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful.

August September 2012       
Below are some sites I researched for a blog post in August 2011, which complement this issue’s theme. For the complete list of resources go to .

A Guide for Educators – Bullying, It’s Not Just Child’s Play from the University of Pennsylvania. Although this information was compiled and published in 2002 there is still useful information for educators and administrators.

Anti-Bias Lesson Plans and Resources for K-12 Educators: Words That Heal – Using Children’s Literature to Address Bullying - A good place to start if you are planning a program or lesson on anti-bullying. The site offers discussion guides, extension plans statistics and an annotated bibliography of children’s fiction.

COPS – Center for Problem-Oriented Policing by Rana Sampson – Bullying in Schools

Miscellaneous sites to whet your storytelling appetite.

Aino Folk-Tales by Basil Hall Chamberlain, 1888 - The Ainu are an ethnic minority in Japan, living primarily on the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaidō.

English Fairy Tales Folklore and Legends, 1904; a collection of English, Scottish, and Irish folk-lore tales for the young. 
Italian Popular Tales by Thomas Frederick Crane, 1885. In his preface Crane states, “The stories which, with but few exceptions…are given exactly as they were taken down from the mouths of the people.”  Within you will find fairy tales, legends, ghost stories and more.
Popular Tales of the West Highlands by J.F. Campbell, 1890. This link will lead you to Volume I but at the top of the page you will note links for volumes II, III and IV.

Round About Rambles by Frank StocktonWe are off on our rambles…we shall explore streets and houses that have been buried for centuries.” Within these pages you will discover sixty nine stories brought to you by way of 1910. Read about The Bootblack’s Dog, A Battle on Stilts, The Light in the Castle and more.

ales of Giants from Brazil by Elsie Spicer Eells, 1918. Beast slayers, wicked giants and beautiful princesses’ await.

Twenty-four Unusual Stories for Boys and Girls by Anna Cogswell Tyler, 1921. A lovely collection of folktales, Christmas stories, Greek legends and Halloween tales to delight storytellers and children alike.

Wonder Tales from Scottish Myths and Legends by Donald Alexander Mackenzie, 1917.

School is just around the corner and I have categorized my curriculum resources on a variety of themes from my blog posts and newsletters from 2008 through October 2011. I hope they will add some spice to your storytelling in and beyond the classroom this year.

Fun in the Classroom with Folktales and Fairytales

School Daze, School Daze

School Daze, School Daze II

Two Roads Diverged in the Woods…Public Domain and Copyright Resources.

The Public Domain Review: Guide to Finding Interesting Public Domain Works Online
My thanks to Canadian storyteller Donna Dudinsky for sharing this site.

Copyright – To Steal or Not to Steal…Is That Really a Question?
Links to a blog post with copyright resources I shared in February of 2012.

And if you missed any of the previous “Slow and Steady…” blog posts here are the links to the series so far.



Summer 2008
Fall 2008



July August 2010
September October 2010
November December 2010


April May 2011 
July August 2011
September October 2011
November December 2011


January, February, March 2012
April May 2012
June July 2012


Karen Chace 2013 ©

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