String Stories

String Stories : A Creative, Hands-On Approach for Engaging Children in Literature

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This unique and truly special approach to storytelling uses string figures to tell a story. Some of the stories are traditional ones that have been collected over the years. Some are adapted from old tales to become more interesting to current listeners, and some use traditional string figures to tell new, contemporary stories. Learn about the history of string figures, and receive basic string figure instructions, as well as tips for performing string figure stories. Each of the 19 stories is accompanied by step-by-step illustrated instructions for the string figures. * Add some spice to storytime by incorporating string figures! * Use this unique and interesting learning opportunity to appeal to students in grades K-8 * Illustrated instructions accompany each of the 19 stories * The only book in publication devoted solely to telling string stories
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 213.4 x 274.3 x 10.2mm | 113.4g
  • Linworth Publishing, Incorporated
  • Worthington, United States
  • English
  • 1586830635
  • 9781586830632
  • 2,521,629

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"Here is a collection of 19 stories that will renew any reader's interest in string stories and prompt him to get some string and begin learning the string figures. Too bad a piece of string can't come with the book! The stories have been collected from around the world and duly credited, including common stories such as 'The Yam Thief' and 'Jack and the Beanstalk,' which is told in rhyme. Stories are arranged from those with few figures to perform to those with numerous figures to create. Readers learn of the International String Figure Association and their activities along with historical information related to string figures. Illustrations of hands accompany the instructions for each step of a figure. Terms related to the placement of the strings on the fingers are included and must be learned to understand directions. Even the type of string is suggested. Get ready to practice, practice, practice! Bibliography. Index. List of figures. Recommended." - Library Media Connection
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About Belinda Holbrook

Belinda Holbrook is a media specialist from Davenport, IA.
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