Engaging Teens with Story
How to Inspire and Educate Youth with Storytelling
Digital story-making, pop culture tie-ins, the writing connection, and young adults as tellers are just some of the exciting topics covered in this guide.
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Based on proven theory and real-life experience, this guidebook provides a one-stop resource for educators, librarians, and storytellers looking to introduce storytelling programs for young adults.
Storytelling is often associated with storytime and library services to young children, but effective storytelling speaks to all ages—including teens. Engaging Teens with Story: How to Inspire and Educate Youth with Storytelling offers an in-depth look at storytelling for young adults that explains the benefits of storytelling with this audience, what current practices are, and storytelling opportunities to explore with youth. It provides a unique source of expert guidance that youth services librarians, professional storytellers, and middle and high school teachers will appreciate.
Readers will learn how to find stories for teens, apply proven techniques for successful telling of tales to teens, use traditional literature as a basis for creative writing, and establish a teen storytelling club or troupe. The guide also covers how teens can create their own stories with digital media; the connections between traditional folk and fairy tales and today's film, television, books, and online media; and how storytelling can be successfully used with at-risk youth.
- Covers both traditional techniques as well as methods specific to utilizing new technologies and media
- Brings the power of storytelling to a population that is typically overlooked for these programs
- Backs up practical instructions with concrete examples and research
- Presents valuable information for librarians, teachers, young adult librarians in public libraries, and high school and middle school librarians