Storytelling Learning Project: A Great Way to Engage and Inspire Students
Students from our Young Learners and Adolescents English Language Program became aspiring young storytellers and captured their audience’s attention with their excellent storytelling techniques and styles.
During a session at the HAU library, students worked with their teachers to choose books that they would enjoy reading. Then, over a period of about six weeks they had the opportunity to read the books and work in groups to develop the content of their storytelling project and practice storytelling techniques. Finally, the students narrated the stories to their fellow students and teachers and led a Q&A session on the topic of the book.
The event, organized in coordination with the Hellenic American Union Library, offered students an opportunity to address issues relating to the value of reading.
This new storytelling initiative is part of the Young Learners and Adolescents extensive reading project, which has been included in the curriculum this academic year, 2013-2014. The purpose of the storytelling project is to provide an incentive to strengthen and broaden language development and literacy skills, as well as to heighten students’ appreciation of literature. It also helps students increase their self-esteem and develop poise and confidence in speaking before a group.
Participants and their teachers can look forward to great bonding experiences as they join in these creative workshops. Through the workshops, they can gain confidence and skills in performing and expressing themselves.
We would like to thank our librarians, our teachers and, last but not least, our students for their hard work before and during this successful educational event.