why tell story?

In teaching process, many teachers choose storytelling to provide knowledge, and this method is really effective and most of kids like learning with it because stories can make them imagine beautiful world with many friendly people and love more the life they have. Therefore, storytelling is regarded as an activity that can transfer emotions and feelings and also can boost thinking capacity. Kids learn more about the world through stories which give not only amount of vocabulary but also give many overviews to help them recognize everything. As a teacher of English, I will choose storytelling in my lesson because of many features of it I knew below.

: storytelling is not a tool help parents to take their children into dream but also it is a activity of learning. We can apply this way for teaching process to provide knowledge students effectively and most comfortable. Children will be received these knowledge in naturally throughout many pictures, posters and simply simple words which are very easy to understand to them.

Enhance the listening skills of children: Through story which is told by teacher or tape recorder, children listen clearly about pronunciation of words or simple phases , this helps them memorize better. Children listen to stories are exposed to many new words. They may not know what all the words mean, but hearing a story helps them to understand the meaning of the words through context.

Increasing knowledge in children: they know more about many things through story. For example, when saying about princess they think of a beautiful, kindful, good…girl because stories tell these characters like this, although the truth is not what story told completely but children always many words to describe things they have listen.

Story telling always provides for kids a new vocabulary. Each story mentions each languages field, therefore, amount of words which are given for them are new. At homes, people communicate with limited number of words. But stories will have academic level vocabulary and lot of newer words for the kid to learn. It is easy to teach the meanings of the words as kids learn faster from the context of story.

I think that storytelling is the best way to choose when teaching a foreign language, both parents and teacher should apply for teaching kids.


6 thoughts on “why tell story?

  1. hi thuy
    thanks for your sharing. It’s very helpful for us who will be a teacher in the future. Storytelling is very useful. It can help teacher to pay attention of students in the classroom. Because while telling stories, teacher can use different sounds or voices, gestures, postures, actions to explain new words. It also help students to develop the listening and speaking skills, increase vocabulary, understanding of language structures. I think it is great method for children’ learning vocabulary. And in the future, we will use this method, so we should prepare from now

  2. Hi Thuy! The first word I would like to say that thank you for your post. it is really brief but not incomplete. im sure that i learnt many things from reading your writing. you did mention that status of storytelling in teaching especially in teaching English. storytelling is not implemented for children at primary school- very young learners, but also it is still suitable for older pupils. Are you agree with this? Fine, in your writing I see that you focused on the effectiveness that teacher obtain when they use storytelling to teach their students English. that is not a new method but still brings good effects to our teaching procedure as you have mentioned. i agree with you but can I see another writing of yours with some more additional details. for more specific, you can make it further and deeper by adding the benefits that teacher may get when they apply storytelling to their lesson. i mean how easily they do their work and how well they do. i think it will be better if you demonstrate your writing by giving an example and then analyze it. all of the aspects in your writing will be supported by operating the example. Anyway, thank you very much for sharing. hihi

  3. hi thuy
    thanks for your ideal. we know the benefits of story teling in teaching English for children. because kids very love listening to story telling, they will concentrate on the lesson. Story help children to develop their imagination such as angle, princess, prince, so on. so, teacher
    need to use teaching aids ( puppet, drum sticks, flash card, picture) connecting to the voice, gestures, actions, to tell story more attractively. It’ the most purpose that student can develop listening and speaking skill, retell naturally the story for friends, parents

  4. hi thuy! thanks for your sharing ideas, thanks to you, i have a method of teaching english for kids, your writing make impression on me. through your sharing, i understand more about method of teaching English by storytelling. it is so suitable for children and make them concentrate more on learning English. but in your essay, it has some mistakes of grammar and it is difficult for me to understand ” storytelling is not a tool help parents to take their children into dream but also it is a activity of learning” and ” although the truth is not what story told completely but children always many words to describe things they have listen. i advise you should check after finishing writing

  5. thanks all of your comments. i think that it is quite difficult for you and me to understand clearly about effects of storytelling because we never do in class situation…however, we are not only teachers but also sisters, brothers in our family, we did it with youngers brothers and sisters. me, too. i want to share it by my experiences.
    and some mistake of grammar as Hai Yên said, i think it is not serious
    but i will note more. thank you so much.

  6. Hi, Thuy! First of all, thanks for your sharing a lot. After reading your writing, I have some comments for you. Your writing is quite clear to understand. About content, I highly appreciate your ideas in this journal. I agree with your view most children are fond of stories. Therefore, teacher can use storytelling as a material to introduce knowledge. In addition, I think your sharing will be more perfect if you add some examples and analyze it to persuade reader. Thank for your writing again.

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