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Amplify Story Time! Innovative Ways to Animate Books and Inspire Lifelong Readers

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Workshop Description:
Story time is not just a fun activity, it is essential for children's language development and literacy skills. Reading stories to children helps them develop a love for books, so they become lifelong readers. Join Shelly Sanchez Terrell for this hands-on, interactive workshop as she shares a variety of tips and tricks to enhance the books shared during story time. Participants will also walk away with a curated list of resources to animate their stories, such as integrating puppets, web tools, and Total Physical Response (TPR). Additionally, participants will explore strategies to motivate the families of their young learners to create rich story time experiences at home.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe how educators can utilize their voice, expressions, and nonverbal communication to elevate the stories they read aloud.
  • Identify apps and web tools that will enhance story time with multimedia and effects.
  • Discover resources for animating the books shared during story time, such as integrating puppets and Total Physical Response (TPR) to make the experience more engaging and interactive for young learners.
  • Explore strategies for motivating the families of young learners to read stories at home.

  • Special Technology Instructions:
    Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12ís Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

    Participants will participate in a collaborative digital storytelling activity to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.


    Status: Available On-Demand
    Subject: Cross-curricular
    Last aired on: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 @ 5:00 PM EDT
    Duration: 1 hour
    Credit Hours: 1
    Categories: Communication & Collaboration, Digital Storytelling, Learning Theories & Strategies, Reading & Writing
    Tags: Collaborative Learning, Digital Storytelling, English Language Arts, Instructional Strategies, Literacy, Parents, Reading, Student Engagement

    Reviews (14)

    Good recommendations!
    Full Member
    Love the 100 Places Challenge! Great webinar.
    Full Member
    Can't wait to use the information you taught me!! Thanks!
    Look forward to incorporating what I learned in this webinar in the 2023-2024 school year! Thank you for the great information.
    Great information!
    This information is great! I will be using this year.
    Basic Member
    Thank you so much! I know I will use in my classroom. Also, the "Reading in 100 Places" sounds like fun for my 3rd grade students as well. Anything that gets them motivated and inspired to read is exciting to me.
    Great ideas! Thank you.
    Thank you for all the ideas!!
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