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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dicing Up Your Story: New Storytelling Activity

Song Dynasty
by
Su Hanchen, mid 12th Century
Yesterday I met with my sixth and seventh grade storytelling troupe. They have already selected their stories so we spent some time identifying where they could add gestures as they told their tales.

I began by asking them to tell aloud, separately, and simultaneously. As I walked around the room, listening and watching, I noticed many natural movements coming to life.  One student, Soraya, was completely immersed in the story; her body bent forward, arms outstretched, her face displaying all the hallmarks of an intense conversation as she spoke some of the dialogue. So convincing was her body language I had to look twice to see if she was actually speaking with another student. When I remarked on it later during our discussion, she was surprised by my description. She truly didn’t realize what she was doing; it was a natural extension of stepping into her story.


After everyone finished I asked them to complete the written exercise, Giant Gestures, then called everyone into a circle. Using a large, foam dice each student took turns tossing it. Whatever number came up they performed that number of gestures from their story, while explaining the part of the story the gesture complemented. Since the numbers went from one to six, and the written exercise only asked for five gestures, if six came up they shared five gestures and one facial expression.

They had a great time and didn’t want to stop. Luke, another student asked, “Do you know the Wonder Ball song?” He suggested we pass the dice as we sang the song, and the student left holding the dice would share a gesture. I liked the idea and added, “Since three is the magic number in fairytales let’s share two gestures and one facial expression.” Once a student was ‘out’ they sat in the middle of the circle urging their friends on.

I can easily imagine this dice being used for other story parts as well. Perhaps you might attach something specific to each number. For example:

#1 = gesture
#2 = two lines of dialogue
#3 = three facial expressions
#4 = four adjectives to describe someone in your story
#5 = use your five senses to describe the setting of your story
#6 = share six (major or minor) events that happen in your story

* These games are free for you to use in your work. However, I  do ask that you respect copyright and offer attribution.
 
After both games they completed a second written exercise, Story Snapshot. I was delighted to read the highly descriptive and detailed answers they gave for the questions. The combination of telling their stories aloud, completing Giant Gestures first, transitioning to activities that engaged the entire body, and back to one last written exercise, Story Snapshot, worked! The entire process complemented and reinforced their gestures, facial expression, story sequence, imagination, and team spirit, and they had fun in the process!

Next week I will try out a new activity, based on another childhood game. I will let you know how it turns out!
* Both exercises, Giant Gestures and Story Snapshot can be found in my book,
Story by Story: Creating a Student Storytelling Troupe.


Note: Yes, I know that normally the singular for dice is die. However, when I double checked before posting the blog this is what I read: The New Oxford Dictionary of English, Judy Pearsall, Patrick Hanks (1998) states that “In modern standard English, the singular die (rather than dice) is uncommon. Dice is used for both the singular and the plural.”


Karen Chace 2014 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs XIX: Stor e Telling July August 2005

Hansel and Gretel
by
Richard Scholz, 1905
I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002 I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard.

I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2002 - 2004 and 2007 - 2013.


I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network and support the arts!  Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful. 


Get ready for all of those campfire storytelling performances this summer. Two sites chock full of songs, skits, finger plays, chants, jokes, riddles, tongue twister and stories to keep the scouts swinging and swaying.
The Macscouter
http://www.macscouter.com/

Tail Slap - This site is no longer active but you can still access all the fun via the Wayback Machine link.
http://web.archive.org/web/20050209110552/http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/tailslap/funstuff.htm

The California Institute for Ancient Studies
If you are producing a program on ancient history or the bible, this site is worth a visit. From Agamemnon to Zoster, this site offers information on Egyptian and Biblical figures. There are also chronological charts, graphs, timelines, maps and pictures.
http://www.specialtyinterests.net/index.html

Contemplations from the Marianis Trench
Hundreds of ballads and folk songs from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America. Also lyrics, background information and midi files so you can revel in the music while you surf. Thanks to Granny Sue Holstein for sharing this site.
http://www.contemplator.com/

The Hans Christian Andersen Center
In celebration of HCA’s  200th anniversary I offer you this incredible site; a dazzling array of information on his life and works, with additional links to music, manuscripts, illustrations, and more. You can even read his works in 123 different languages
http://www.andersen.sdu.dk/index_e.html

Shanties and Sea Songs
Well shiver me timbers! This site offers a boatload of shanties, pilot verses and sea songs. There is also a treasure chest full of CD and book recommendations, and information on tall ships, pirates, and sailing books. You’ll be singing and sailing the seven seas in no time at all!
http://shanty.rendance.org/index.php 

State and Regional Arts Councils and Agencies
From Alabama to Wyoming, a comprehensive list of contact information for state and regional agencies.
http://artscouncil.ky.gov/Resources/Link_NAA.htm

 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 
Stor e Telling Columns 2002 – 2004
All 16 blog bogs, with a brief synopsis for reach one in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/stor-e-telling-resources-2002-2004.html
 

2005

January February - Fables from Aesop and Robert Lewis Stevenson, spooky stories in time for Halloween, resources sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities, myths and legends from the British Isles and more.

March April - At the link you will find sites on Buddhist Studies, Cambodian folktales, lesson plans, public domain music from a variety of cultures, myths, legends and more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/following-breadcrumbs-stor-e-telling.html

May June - There are resources for song lyrics, lessons plans connected to our historical parks in the USA, Hodja, Birbel and Jakata stories, over 544 dragon tales and more. http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/11/following-breadcrumbs-stor-e-telling.html

2007 - 2012

Stor e Telling Columns 2007-2012
All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2013/12/stor-e-telling-columns-2007-to-2012.html 


2013

From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/from-1001-nights-to-2001-story.html 




Karen Chace 2014 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at 
storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.

 

 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs XVIII: Stor e Telling May June 2005


Hans en Grietje
by
 Richard Scholz, Amsterdam [1905].
Richard Scholz, 1905
I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002 I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard. Through the summer and beyond I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2002 - 2004 and 2007 - 2013.

I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network and support the arts!  Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful. 

 
American Sign Language
Give a new twist to your stories. Explore this site and you can easily add some sign language to your tales! Thanks to Shelby Smith for passing this site along.
http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm 

Traditions of O'ahu: Stories of an Ancient Island
Stories of the islands ancient history and ancestors. Also offers an extensive bibliography.
http://apdl.kcc.hawaii.edu/oahu/

Children’s Books Online: The Rosetta Project
A collection of antique children's books, mostly from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; indexed by age, interest and reading level.
http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/index.htm

Dimdima Kids
An online children’s magazine from India with tales of Hodja, Ramen, Birbel, Jakata, Zen and mythological stories. This is one story time you won’t want to end!
http://www.dimdima.com/khazana/storytime.asp

Kiddie Records
Downloadable recordings of stories and songs from the 40’s & 50’s. Listen to these classic from Capital Records and RCA and be transported back in time.
http://kiddierecords.com/

Loowit Campfire Songs
Summer is just around the corner. Get ready for those scouting camp gigs with songs that
will have them merrily singing long.
http://www.backyardgardener.com/loowit/janeellen.html

Lyrics Playground                                                                                                            
Just whistle a happy tune and spice up your storytelling with lyrics from around the world. Browse by composer, song title, lyrics, artists or composition.   http://lyricsplayground.com/

Magic Tales of Mexico
May 5 is Cinco de Mayo. Celebrate with nine stories from the colorful culture of Mexico!
http://www.g-world.org/magictales/

The Real Mother Goose
May 1 is Mother Goose Day! Here is the original 1916 edition, now available online.
http://trmg.designwest.com/

The Serene Dragon

This incredible site is sure to slay you!  Over 544 dragon tales listed by country and region, with origins, and articles; you will be breathing fire in no time at all.
http://www.theserenedragon.net/home.html

Teaching with Historic Places
Planning a historical storytelling program? The National Park Service site offers lesson plans categorized by location, theme and time period.
http://www.nps.gov/nr/twhp/descrip.htm


Additional Resources

2002 – 2004

All 16 blog bogs, with a brief synopsis for reach one in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/stor-e-telling-resources-2002-2004.html

2005

January February - Fables from Aesop and Robert Lewis Stevenson, spooky stories in time for Halloween, resources sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities, myths and legends from the British Isles and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/following-breadcrumbs-xvi-stor-e.html

2007-2012

All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2013/12/stor-e-telling-columns-2007-to-2012.html 


2013

From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/from-1001-nights-to-2001-story.html 



Karen Chace 2014 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dancing With the Dinosaurs!

Halloween is right around the corner and my oldest grandson (age two) picked out a dinosaur costume to wear this year. He isn’t old enough to understand the concept of trick or treat but he sure loves his costume! If you ask him what a dinosaur says he ROARS! 

To help him celebrate I found some fun fingerplays, rhymes and more to add to the fun! They are found all over the web with no attribution, so feel free to add them to your repertoire.

Here's to Halloween fun! 




FINGERPLAYS/ACTION RHYMES
Five Enormous Dinosaurs

Five enormous dinosaurs, letting out a roar,
One went away and then there were four.
Four enormous dinosaurs, munching on a tree,
One went away and then there were three.
Three enormous dinosaurs didn't know what to do,
One went away and then there were two.
Two enormous dinosaurs having lots of fun,
One went away and then there was one.
One enormous dinosaur afraid to be a hero,
He (she) went away and then there were zero.

Huge Dinosaurs

Five huge dinosaurs, looking fierce and mean
The first one said, "I eat things that are green"
The second one said, "I hatched from an egg"
The third one said "I have big, strong legs"
The fourth one said "I can fly through the air"
The fifth one said "I give everyone a scare!"
THUMP THUMP came Tyrannosaurus Rex that day,And the five huge dinosaurs all ran away!

STORY STRETCHERS

All Around the Swamp (Tune of "The Wheels on the Bus")

The Pteranodon's wings went flap, flap, flap,
Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap, flap,
The Pteranodon's wings went flap, flap, flap,
All around the swamp.
Additional Verses:

The Tyrannosaurus Rex went grr, grr, grr,
The Triceratops' horns went poke, poke, poke,
The brontosaurus went munch, munch, munch.
The stegosaurs' tail went spike, spike, spike.
The dinosaurs went zzz, zzz, zzz,
Zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz,
The dinosaurs went zzz, zzz, zzz,
All around the swamp.
Shhhhhhhh

Dinosaur Hunt
Going on a dinosaur hunt. (slap thighs)
And I'm not afraid. (point to self)
There's a tall mountain. (look with hand over eyes)
Can't go under it. (move hand down)
Can't go around it. (move hand around)
Guess I'll go over it. (reach hands as if climbing) 
There's a river. (hands over eyes)
Can't go over it.
Can't go under it
Guess I'll swim across it. (move arms as if swimming)
There's some tall grass.
Can't go over it
Can't go around it
Guess I'll go through it (slap hands up and down in front)
There's a cave!
Can't go over it
Can't go under it.
Guess I'll go in it

It's dark and spooky in here (shake)
It's cold in here! (wrap arms around self and shiver)
I feel some scales (pretend to rub something)
I feel some big teeth! (pretend to touch something)
OH! It's a Dinosaur! (scream)Run out of the cave (slap thighs)
Go through the grass
Swim across the river
Climb the mountain
Run home (slap thighs)
Open the door
Jump into bed (cover head with arms as if hiding under a blanket)I went on a dinosaur hunt
And I wasn't afraid!

CRAFTS

All Kids NetworkLots of easy, fun dinosaur crafts for the children.
http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/animals/dinosaurs/

SNACK TIME!
Cooks.com – Eleven dinosaur cookies recipes to have the children roaring with delight!
http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,dinosaur_cookies,FF.html


MORE FUN!

Kids Dinosaurs.comFacts about dinosaurs, coloring pages, printables, riddles and more.
http://www.kids-dinosaurs.com/


Literacy
Tip:
Ask a two-year-old to choose a favorite book to read with you and then let them help turn the pages and point to some of the pictures while you read the words.
From
http://www.child2000.org/lit-tipsh.htm


Karen Chace 2014 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs XVII: Stor e Telling March April 2005

Hans en Grietje
by
Richard Scholz, 1905
I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002 I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard. Through the summer and beyond I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2002 - 2004 and 2007 - 2013.

I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the 
National Storytelling Network and support the arts!  Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful. 

Buddhist Studies
Two volumes of stories plus a wealth of information based on the teachings and life of Buddha. http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/index.htm 

Community Media WorkshopA guided press release creator tool with media strategies and techniques to help you produce a press release with pizzazz! There are a number of other resources here as well to help you shine.
http://communitymediaworkshop.org/tools/create_a_release.php
Thanks to Karen Wollscheid for sharing this gem!

California Sheet Music Project A  virtual library of over 2,000 pieces of sheet music from a variety of cultures, published in California between 1852 and 1900 with related materials.
http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/%7Emkduggan/neh.html

Marco Polo                                                                                                                                  Marco Polo’s journey lasted 24 years and now his name graces a site that will help teachers and storytellers travel the world. Lesson plans, resources and a calendar of important events are just a few of the illuminating offerings; a truly remarkable teaching tool.
* This resource is no longer active on the web but many of the links can still be accessed via the Wayback Machine.                                                                           
https://web.archive.org/web/20080201072234/http://www.marcopolo-education.org/home.aspx

The Online Books Page                                                                                                          
Looking for a book that isn’t available at your local library? The Online Books Page offers access to thousands of books that are freely readable over the Internet. Search by title, author or keyword and you will be flipping through their cyber pages in no time at  all.
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Popular Cambodian Folktales
Four folktales retold; the main site also offers information on the history, people and culture of Cambodia.
http://seap.einaudi.cornell.edu/curriculum_cambodia_folktales

Sacred Text ArchivesOn your mark, get set, GO! Begin exploring the world through this amazing collection of texts on religion, mythology, legends, folklore, and more.http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm

Whopper of a Tale
Are you planning on using Tall Tales in your storytelling or teaching this year? Then lasso this site, complete with lesson plans, curriculum connections, story and song suggestions, and activities. * This site is no longer active but you can still access the lesson plans via this link to the Wayback Machine.
https://web.archive.org/web/20050101003451/http://www.thesolutionsite.com/lpnew/lesson/13155/overview.html

World of Quotes                                                                                                                           Brush up your Shakespeare…Everyone needs a good quote now and then to spice up their stories or presentations. Browse by topic, author or culture.                         http://www.worldofquotes.com/proverb/index.html


2002 – 2004

Stor e Telling Columns 2002 – 2004
All 16 blog bogs, with a brief synopsis for reach one in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/stor-e-telling-resources-2002-2004.html

2005 

January February - Fables from Aesop and Robert Lewis Stevenson, spooky stories in time for Halloween, resources sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities, myths and legends from the British Isles and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/following-breadcrumbs-xvi-stor-e.html 

2007 - 2012

Stor e Telling Columns 2007-2012
All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2013/12/stor-e-telling-columns-2007-to-2012.html 


2013
From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/from-1001-nights-to-2001-story.html 


Karen Chace 2014 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at 
storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs XVI : Stor e Telling January February 2005

Han en Grietje
by
Richard Scholz, 1905

I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002 I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard.I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2002 - 2004 and 2007 - 2013. I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network and support the arts!

Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful. 


Aesop's Fables Online
Thousands of Aesop’s Fables in five languages from the likes of Joseph Jacobs and William Caton, among others. You won’t have to cry wolf to find what you need!
http://www.mythfolklore.net/aesopica/

American Folklore – Spooky Stories
Better late than never! Although Halloween has already passed us by, bookmark this site for next year. Eighteen spooky stories from around the country. Leave the lights on!
http://www.americanfolklore.net/spooky-stories.html

California Stories
Eureka! We’ve struck gold. Sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities, their mission is to "engage people across the state in a variety of story-based activities designed to address local issues and strengthen communities." The site offers links to local projects throughout the state, their Documentary Project Program, a newsletter and information on applying for grants.
http://www.calhum.org/

The Center for Children's Books
Features collection development, storytelling, and programming  resources, bibliographies, audio clips of storytelling events, and more.
http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu/

Myths and Legends Index
From King Arthur to saints and sinners, a fascinating collection of tales, myths, legends and folklore from the British Isles.
http://www.britannia.com/history/h100.html

National Underground Freedom Center
Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the brand new Freedom Center is home to the nations “newest monument of freedom.” If you can’t make the journey in person, stop by for a virtual tour and hear the stories of ten individuals who paved the way for freedom. A wealth of information for individuals and educators alike.
http://www.freedomcenter.org/

The Library Spot
A free virtual library resource center for educators, students, librarians, or anyone exploring the Web for research information.
http://www.libraryspot.com/

Robert Louis Stevenson: Fables 
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 13 fables published in 1902.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Literature.StvnsnFables

When Works Pass Into the Public Domain
An easy to understand chart to help answer the “public domain” question. http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm

The link below was not part of this 2005 Stor e Telling column. However, since the above site is related to Public Domain works I thought I would add this information from a blog post I wrote in 2012.

To Steal or Not to Steal…Is That Really A Question?


ADDITIONAL STOR e TELLING COLUMNS

Stor e Telling Columns 2002 – 2004 All 16 blog posts, with a brief synopsis for reach one, in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/stor-e-telling-resources-2002-2004.html 

Stor e Telling Columns 2007-2012
All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2013/12/stor-e-telling-columns-2007-to-2012.html 

Stor e Telling Columns 2013
From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/from-1001-nights-to-2001-story.html 


Karen Chace 2014 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at 
storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Google Plus, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Stor e Telling Resources 2002 - 2004

Constance and Her Child
by
Warwick Goble, 1922
I am working my way backwards through my Stor e Telling columns from Storytelling Magazine to my blog. This week I finished 2002-2004 and thought it would be helpful to have all 16 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post.

I will continue to work through 2005 and 2006 in the coming months.  You will also find links to two blog posts that will lead you to all of the articles from 2007-2013 at the end of this page. 

As autumn leaves begin to fall I hope you will find some quiet time to discover the many delightful stories and resources within. Let your imagination set sail!.


2002

January February - Folktales, myths, legends and pourquoi stories from around the world and a few other sites to whet your appetite.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/stor-e-telling-january-february-2002.html

May June - American Life Histories from the WPA Project, Mayan and Philippine folktale's, public domain tales dating back to the 1880's, seasonal stories of forests, frogs, moons and maidens, solar folklore and more. 
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-stor-e-telling.html
 
July August - Trickster tales, Kenyan folktales, flower fables and participation stories to put some fun in your summer storytelling. 
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-ii-stor-e-telling.html 
 
September October – Included is a guide to collecting family folklore, folktales from Britain, Russia, Kashmir, fables from the Panchatantra, Jataka stories, and Native American legends ready to be explored.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-iii-stor-e.html

November December - Resources for Jack Tales, puppets, ghost stories, educational resources and activities, Australian storytelling, traditions and folklore from the Orkney Islands. For extra fun the Book Hive link will lead you to stories by the amazing Jackie Torrence and other well-known tellers. Next stop, 2003!
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-iv-stor-e-telling.html

2003

January February - Folktales from Africa and Norway, Borneo myths and legends, ghost stories, storytelling games and resources, and a wee bit more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-v-stor-e-telling.html

March April - Grant resources, improvisational games to add to your storytelling residency, Native American Trickster Tales, information to keep your voice in tip top telling shape and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/07/following-breadcrumbs-vi-stor-e-telling.html

May June - The theme for the Storytelling Magazine issue was Grant Resources and all the links have been checked. I hope you will find something to help you discover that pot of gold!
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/07/following-breadcrumbs-vii-stor-e.html

July August - Some delightful sites to whet your storytelling appetite. You will find Andrew Lang's colored fairy tales books and more of his works, stories from the Arabian Nights, Hodja tales and more stories about trees than you could ever hope to climb! I hope you find something useful for your work.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/07/following-breadcrumbs-stor-e-telling.html

September October - You will find a wonderful site that offers stories searchable by continent, country and theme. Also, Legends of Guam, Western Yugar folktales, teaching benchmarks by state, resources to care for your voice and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/08/following-breadcrumbs-ix-stor-e-telling.html

November December - Resources focused on Appalachian Literature, oral history resources, including the StoryCorp project, Legends of Maui (a bit timely since two hurricanes are heading to Hawaii tonight; stay safe everyone) and a few more treats.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/08/following-breadcrumbs-x-stor-e-telling.html

2004

January February - There are Philippines folktales, two oral history resources, stories for a variety of holidays and tales of pirates, boggarts and more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/08/following-breadcrumbs-xi-stor-e-telling.html 

March April - Tibetan, Irish, and Afro-American folktales, a grant planning tutorial, video's featuring some of our best known storytellers, songs for teaching and a wee bit more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/08/following-breadcrumbs-xii-stor-e.html

May June - This issue's theme from 2004 was Oral History so you find a plethora of resources: Veterans, Civil Rights, Appalachia, over 50,000 eyewitness testimonies from Holocaust survivors,  lesson plans, photographs, documents, videos, audio, maps, from the Library of Congress and more. This post is one to savor on a cold winter's day with a hot cup of cocoa!
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/09/following-breadcrumbs-viii-stor-e.html

July August - This round has folktales from India, Ukraine and Russia, children's songs and fingerplays, campfire stories, voice care, oral history, presentation skills resources, two articles from the wonderful Chris King and more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/09/following-breadcrumbs-xiv-stor-e.html 

November December - There are links that lead to Bura folktales, fingerplays, songs, icebreakers, mermaid tales and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/09/following-breadcrumbs-xv-stor-e-telling.html

2007 - 2012

Stor e Telling 2007 - 2012 - All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2013/12/stor-e-telling-columns-2007-to-2012.html 


2013
 
From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/from-1001-nights-to-2001-story.html 


Karen Chace 2014 ©
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