Sunday, August 25, 2013

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Stor e Telling Summer 2008

Hare and Tortoise
Milo Winters, 1919
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.


Summer wouldn’t be complete without stories about the sun!

Solar Folklore - I shared this in 2002 but it bears repeated.

Sun Folklore - Activities, lesson plans and stories.

Windows to the Universe - A site as vast as the galaxies beyond.

In Hawaii, people share stories while others add to it as it is being told; this is called “talk story.” Here are tales from their culture so you can talk story too!

Hawaiian Legends

Hawaiian Legends of Old Honolulu

Traditions of O'ahu: Stories of an Ancient Island

Lights! Camera! Action! Interested in taking stories to the screen? Here are some links to help you digitalize your tales.

DigiTales - Information and resources, everything you need to help students craft a digital story.

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling - Examples, tools, evaluations and more.

Lesson Plans for Digital Storytelling -A step by step guide, rubrics and additional resources.

Robert Clow Elementary School - Storyteller Sue Black and librarian Bev Frett offer resources and digital stories created by their students.

Miscellaneous sites

Google Scholar - Type key word(s) in the search box and scholarly articles are at your fingertips; a helpful tool to locate research materials to support your work. - What better way to spend part of your summer than by downloading free books for your PDA, IPod or EBook Reader.

Russian Fairy Tales - The site shares twenty-one fairytales. Most offer both a short and long version, for those who want more details.

Voice Thread - This tool allows you to collect the voices of an entire group on a single page"; it truly is easy, fun, can be password protected and has many of educational uses!

We are just into the sizzling days of summer but September will be quickly upon us.  Here are some sites that will help you kick start the new school year with stories!

Folktales of Cooperation for your Kindergarten – Grade 3 - From Education world, a curriculum guide that includes stories, related activities, discussion questions and additional resources.

Dramatizing Folktales, Myths and Legends - This lesson guide celebrates the Native American culture offering suggestions, resources and links them to the national standards.

Fairy Tale Writing Unit – Elementary Level - From a two to three week unit offering suggestions for whole, small and independent work.

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


January February 2007
March April 2007
May June 2007
July August 2007
September October 2007
November December 2007


January February 2008
March April 2008
May June 2008


Karen Chace 2013 ©

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