Higher Education

Storytelling in Emergent Literacy: Fostering Multiple Intelligence, 1st Edition

  • Susan Louise Trostle University of Rhode Island
  • Jeanne Donato
  • ISBN-10: 0766814807  |  ISBN-13: 9780766814806
  • 320 Pages
  • © 2001 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.75



This text creatively integrates multiple intelligences and related activities with methods of effective storytelling. Based on recent brain research and multiple intelligence theory, it combines the art of storytelling with popular selections from children's literature. The text is organized around the calendar by themes. Multiple intelligence activities as well as extensive references are included for each chapter.

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Features and Benefits

  • Reflects state-of-the art research that demonstrates the importance of storytelling
  • Accompanying videos illustrate successful storytelling methods
  • Includes an eclectic mix of stories, both old and new
  • Includes methods to help readers become effective storytellers

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction.
Chapter 2: The Use of Storytelling to Integrate Emergent Literacy, Goals: Brain Based Learning.
Chapter 3: How to Tell a Story: Ten Exciting Approaches.
Chapter 4: January: Winter Wonders.
Chapter 5: February: Valentines and Veterans.
Chapter 6: March: Magic and Make-Believe.
Chapter 7: April: Spring Into the Great Outdoors.
Chapter 8: May: Families Are Special.
Chapter 9: June: Music and Poetry.
Chapter 10: July: America and Americans.
Chapter 11: August: Oceans of Fun.
Chapter 12: September: Making New Friends.
Chapter 13: October: Quivers and Shivers.
Chapter 14: November: Food for Thought.
Chapter 15: December: Holidays Around the World.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Susan Louise Trostle

Susan Trostle is a professor of education, a university counselor for the Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Education Fraternity, a publications committee member of the Association for Childhood Education International, and past president of the Rhode Island State Council and the International Reading Association. She is the author of numerous articles and books and a frequent speaker at conferences.