This book is filled with material to help students learn about stories, listen to and retell stories and to make up stories on their own.
Telling a Story is designed to help students understand the structure of a story. Students see that story narratives have particular structural characteristics. All stories include common elements that are arranged in a predictable sequence.
The first part of the book addresses the story as a whole. Stories are presented along with guides for retelling these stories. Components of each story are identified and broken into steps that follow typical story structure.