Language, Literacy, and Storytelling – Part 3

A Teacher's Reflections

In Part 2, I shared worrisome statistics about children who enter school excited to learn to read, and the dramatic drop-off when they are not exposed to books and hearing words.  I talked about the next step, engaging children in both conversation and thinking – writing picture stories.

Part 3
There is proof in the pudding down the road.  Language, literacy and storytelling makes a difference, and not just with children.  Well, there’s more. Adults. That proof is in the high quality of Cuban cigars. It’s a great story, one of my favorites.

Reading aloud never gets old. It weathers time and generations. For adults, when we are read to, we listen, think and feel. And, we have to stretch our brain. When we only hear the words it sharpens our mind, and our performance is much better.

The Cuban cigar industry understood this. That’s why they make…

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Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

8 thoughts on “Language, Literacy, and Storytelling – Part 3”

      1. Reading and writing are what keeps me, somewhat, sane. To not do either would be like holding my breath. 🙂

      2. Peace my friend and happy reading. In the book I am writing, reading and writing are the lifeline for the central character. The day my granddaughter was born, I sent the Beatrix Potter collection as it is never to early to begin.

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