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ELSA France’s Virtual Teacher Development Day
13 March 2021
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Saturday, March 13 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
"Match this beginning with an old tale.”—using storytelling to explore a literary work Middle School

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Many works of both classic and modern literature are based upon traditional oral folklore and historical anecdotes. Providing students the opportunity to hear these tales told, and then to explore the origins and processes contributing to the evolution of a particular text (be it novel, short story, play or poem) can make a piece of literature come to life and provoke deeper understanding. This session will focus on one work commonly studied in Middle School English classes and present various oral, written and visual storytelling exercises, which workshop participants will actively engage in, to explore the themes, structure and thought processes of that piece of literature. This will provide a model for how other literary works can be delved into and taught.

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Patrick Ryan

Writers-in-Schools Member (Storyteller), Poetry Ireland
Patrick Ryan is a storyteller, teacher, researcher and writer. Based in Belfast, he works throughout Ireland and the UK, much of Europe, and in North America. He is author of Shakespeare’s Storybook and several articles on storytelling, as well as co-author with Donna Schatt of... Read More →

Saturday March 13, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CET
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