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Storytelling Resources for Parents, Students, and Educators 

FORTHCOMING: Storytelling in the Science Classroom

By SherryNorfolk, Lyn Ford, and Jane Stenson

What happens when storytelling intersects with science in the classroom? Alchemy!

Storytelling engages students in deeper exploration, unlocks curiosity and imagination, and sparks learning. Through the thoughtful essays and rigorous lesson plans in this book, teachers and teaching artists will discover why teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) without the arts ignores a key ingredient. Adding the Arts produces STEAM – and STEAM is a driving force for learning!

Augustus de Morgan said, "The moving power of invention is not reasoning but imagination."

Storytelling arts integration — in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through storytelling — engages students in creative processes that connect the art form and the science, technology, engineering, or math. It provides the key to unlocking the power of the imagination. It heightens perception, ignites out-of-the-box thinking, and challenges preconceived notions. This is a book about arts integration — a book for people who want to move Full STEAM Ahead!

McFarland Publishing, forthcoming 2016.

FORTHCOMING: Boo Tickle Tales: Not-so-Scary Stories for Kids

By Sherry Norfolk and Lyn Ford.

A silly and gently spooky resource of jumps, laughs, interactive moments, and mostly happy endings to share with the curious and often creepy PreK through Grade 4 set. A weirdly funny collection of adapted folktales, original stories, and verses for the young and young at heart who enjoy being surprised more than being scared. The book also includes notes about each tale (some with participatory activities, variant sources, and resources), and/or enrichment ideas and tips on interactively.

Parkhurst Brothers, forthcoming 2016.

Social Studies in the Sorytelling Classroom: Exploring Our Cultural Voices and Perspectives Social Studies in the Sorytelling Classroom: Exploring Our Cultural Voices and Perspectives

by Sherry Norfolk and Jane Stenson.

A collection of informational essays and lesson plans linked to the National Social Studies Standards. A perfect match to the Common Core Standards!

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Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom

by Sherry Norfolk, Jane Stenson, and Diane Williams

Moving grade-by-grade from pre-K to middle school, Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom offers both research-based ideas and specific lesson plans for using storytelling to promote literacy learning.

Price: $45.00

ISBN13: 9781591586944

ISBN10: 1591586941

Book code: LU6944

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Paperback | 320 pages

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Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom The Storytelling Classroom: Applications Across the Curriculum

by Sherry Norfolk, Jane Stenson, and Diane Williams

The Storytelling Classroom is an inspiring, practical and immediately applicable collection of preK through eighth grade lesson plans for and by teachers who use storytelling in the classroom and storytellers who work in the classroom. Each lesson plan is linked to National Standards in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math or Science and accompanied by an essay which provides a glimpse of the alchemy that occurs when students, teachers and stories are brought together. The results are greater student engagement and classrooms that are alive with students thinking and learning!

2008 Storytelling World Resource Award Winner.

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Moral of the Story The Moral of the Story: Folktales for Character Development

By Bobby and Sherry Norfolk - Published by August House - 800-284-8784

Throughout history, traditional cultures have recognized the role of storytelling in teaching values to children. Yet existing curricula indicates most educators have not fully capitalized on the connection between storytelling, folktales, and character education. The Moral of the Story provides a user-friendly, hands-on approach to using storytelling and folktales in character education. In addition to providing a rationale for this approach, the Norfolks include twelve stories that are fun, time- and audience-tested, and accessible to a wide range of listeners, from preschool to high school. Each tale is followed by suggested activities or informal lesson plans for extending and enhancing the character education experience. Extensive bibliographies lead the reader to additional sources of folktales suitable for such curricula. The Moral of the Story shows that, through the use of folktales and storytelling, character education can be fun, enjoyable, non-didactic and remarkably effective.

Haunted Hearts TapeHaunted Hearts: Tales of Love and Tragedy

By Sherry Norfolk - Published by August House

Simple, potent, and direct to the heartstrings, this mix of traditional and original tales draws the listener into a transformational journey. The selfless love of the mysterious suitor in "Song of the Shepherdess" transforms him from wolf to man and back again; "Woman of the Wood" is brought to life by creativity, beauty and intelligence, but given happiness when she is allowed free choice. The six tales are woven together by traditional and original hammer dulcimer music, setting the emotional tone from one tale to the next. The stories and music lead the listener on a voyage of discovery, pursuing the elusive but priceless treasure of perfect love.

Tape and digital download available from Amazon. CD available directly from Sherry -