What Makes a Story Good

This story begins a few weeks ago. Stories are stories, we know that, but what  is a story? What makes a story good?   Let’s go back to the beginning, where this story begins. That’s where we started our journey to find these answers. We’ll encounter different ideas along the way of what makes a […]

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Connections: What Is Needed for a Good Story

Stories have become a universal tool for learning, conveying meaning, and entertainment, but the content of a story itself is not the determining factor for what makes a story good. Historic movies, popular songs, and best-selling books all share a similar aspect across massively different formats. A good story creates strong connections.     I […]

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The Worst Story Ever Told

Brian’s Horrible No Good Story In the Spring of 2015 I went on a week long road trip with some of my college buddies to a literature conference a couple states away.   About halfway through the road trip, when the novelty of being with friends twenty-four hours a day had begun to wear off, […]

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Fostering Storytelling ideas going forth!

Fostering storytelling identities in my students will begin in my seventh-grade classroom with a lesson very similar to our narrative assignment that needed to have voiceovers.   I feel that about a third of my students or so come to my class with some background in iMovie, but do not have much exposure to narration […]

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Teacher…Listener….

Have you ever tried to cancel “Show-and-Tell’ in an elementary classroom? If you have, you’ll understand when I say, all students have stories to tell, and most students LOVE to tell them. It’s truly one of the highlights of the week for some students. Taking this enthusiasm for story telling and transferring it to the […]

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Reflection

These questions are hard for me because unlike all of you, I have yet to be a teacher. I’ve been a paraprofessional and I’ve been a teachers assistant in college, but I don’t have the same qualifications. I’m on my own road trip beginnings. It’s hard because even though I have this degree, many jobs […]

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Interview with Kat Geuea

Kat’s story really impacted me as I thought it was so realistic. It definitely had me thinking that Alaska because of its isolation is pretty safe from epidemics, such as the current Measles breakout in the lower 48. So I thought  about how interesting Kat’s plot and was glad I got to interview her. I […]

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