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Professional Reading: Tell Along Tales! Playing with Participation Stories

Tell Along Tales! by Dianne de Las Casas
Whether you have a large school group or a small gathering, participatory stories are a great way to involve everyone in the storytelling experience. Tell Along Tales! Playing with Participation Stories by Dianne de Las Casas (Libraries Unlimited, 2011) offers helpful advice as well as 25 stories that lend themselves to audience participation. She shares how to tell a story and various types and techniques of audience participation. Audience management strategies such has “warms-ups,” “keep-ups,” and “settle-downs” are also discussed. This book is designed for public librarians, school media specialists, camp counselors, and anyone else who may want to add more audience participation to school-age storytime or storytelling sessions.

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  1. Eva Mitnick

    Thanks for the tip – I’ve just ordered a personal copy!

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