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The Ordinary Magic of Storytelling

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1.  Which of the following is an example of literacy learning during storytelling?
  1. Mental imagery
  2. Oral language development
  3. Understanding of story structure
  4. All of the above
2.  Which of the following is an example of how relationships are affected during storytelling?
  1. Equity
  2. Need for connection
  3. Parlinguistics
  4. Problem-solving
3.  What are two protective factors for resilience that storytelling builds?
  1. Bravery and strength
  2. Relationships and self-regulation
  3. Honesty and curiosity
  4. Courage and grit
4.  What is the best definition of folktales and fairytales?
  1. Stories that are based in lies
  2. Stories that children tell in the dramatic play area
  3. Stories that were handed down for centuries through the oral tradition
  4. Stories written by Disney as children's entertainment
5.  Which of the following is the most important thing to remember while telling stories to young children?
  1. The names of all the characters
  2. That your relationship with the children is what makes the story memorable
  3. To switch voices at the right time
  4. To have the children go to the bathroom before you start
6.  Why is it most important to memorize the beginning and ending of a story?
  1. The story's author worked hard on them and you owe it to them
  2. Children won't be able to figure out when the story is over unless you do
  3. That's what good storytellers do
  4. Knowing exactly how you are going to start and end a story well will help you feel less nervous and more confident
7.  When telling a story and describing the environment, which of the following would you want to include?
  1. Who's in the story
  2. Songs
  3. What the castle looks like
  4. Magic words
8.  What is the most important storytelling element to practice when you are telling a story to a group of children in circle time?
  1. Maintaining eye contact with all children
  2. Waving your arms around to keep children interested
  3. Having all children sitting on their bottom
  4. Explaining the rule of no talking while you are telling a story
9.  In Vivian Paley's storytelling/storyacting process, what does the scribe do?
  1. Reads the child's story in circle time
  2. Writes down exactly what the child says as s/he tells a story
  3. Writes down the child's story, correcting grammar mistakes
  4. Sits in circle time and takes notes on children's performances for an assessment
10.  When can storytelling be used?
  1. Circle time
  2. Transitions and routines
  3. Outside and playground
  4. All of the above