First Grade Storytelling Course
Simple, easy to follow main lesson stories!
This course is designed to help you learn and improve storytelling skills.
Yes, it would be possible to simply show these stories to students, because they are presented in full as if being told to an audience. However, we hope that most will attempt to tell the stories because it is such a lively experience to share that process with children young and old.
The telling of and listening to the story is the foundation of almost all of the work done in Waldorf education. So, when we are able to tell stories in a way that supports the imagination process, we give the student the best possible foundation on which to build.
We will take each lesson to look at simple skills that enhance the entire experience of storytelling, for both the storyteller and for the listeners. We will look at classic and archetypal gestures, the overall mood appropriate for the audience you have, how to use the five physical senses to engage the full imagination of the audience, and how to appeal to the four classic temperaments. While the primary focus of this course is in relation to storytelling for First Grade Waldorf Education, the skills introduced and practiced in this course are universally applicable to any storytelling setting.
This course includes thirty-six stories from the fairytale and folktale traditions of many cultures in the world, each one presented in full by Rev Bowen, the course instructor. As such, they are only examples of what can be done. You will be able to copy these stories and techniques. You will also be able to apply your storytelling skills to any stories you choose to tell your student(s) or any other audiences.
What you will learn:
How to read and prepare a story for presentation
How to "learn" a story rather than "memorize" it
The use of a simple storytelling opening and closing
Simple gestures and how to use them to enliven stories, events, and characters
To appeal to the five physical senses in order to engage imagination
What the four temperaments are and how to incorporate them into a story in order to engage your audience
What you will receive:
36 Video Lessons--complete story presentations.
Each of the 36 lessons includes a written explanation of the storytelling skills that will be demonstrated in that story.
A complete First Grade Block Rotation which will help you see how the stories work with the language arts and math lesson blocks over the course of the entire first grade year.
Additional resources, video and PDF articles, to deepen your understanding of the course and of Waldorf education
Who is this course for:
This course is for homeschool parent-educators as well as teachers in a more traditional setting--or anyone anywhere in between.
Courses also purchased:
How to Use These Videos
What is a Course in Simply Waldorf?
General Notes Related to Waldorf First Grade Language Arts
Main Lesson and the Main Lesson Block
A First Grade Block Rotation
Setting Up Your Classroom
"First Grade Stories" Introduction and Overview
The Importance of Stories and Storytelling
Tips and Techniques for Learning Stories
1st Grade Stories for 1st (Language Arts) and 2nd (Math) Lesson Blocks
Lesson One: The Frog Prince
Lesson Two: The Wolf and Seven Kids
Lesson Three: The Twelve Brothers
Lesson Four: Little Red Riding Hood
Lesson Five: The Language of Animals
Lesson Six: The Shoemaker and the Elves
Lesson Seven: The Queen Bee
Lesson Eight: The Bremen Town Musicians
1st Grade Stories for 3rd (Language Arts) and 4th (Math) Lesson Blocks
Lesson Nine: Hansel and Gretel
Lesson Ten: Lazy Jack
Lesson Eleven: Salt and Bread
Lesson Twelve: The Old Woman Who Lost Her DumplingLesson
Thirteen: The Bul-Bul Bird
Lesson Fourteen: Half Chick
Lesson Fifteen: Crab
Lesson Sixteen: The Donkey Driver and the Thief
1st Grade Stories for 5th (Language Arts) and 6th (Math) Lesson Blocks
Lesson Seventeen: Three Wishes
Lesson Eighteen: Anansi and the Hat-Shaking Dance
Lesson Nineteen: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Lesson Twenty: Fire on the Mountain
Lesson Twenty-One: The Hunter and His Magic Flute
Lesson Twenty-Two: The Stonecutter
Lesson Twenty-Three: Urashima
Lesson Twenty-Four: Lion Once Flew
1st Grade Stories for 7th (Language Arts) and 8th (Math) Lesson Blocks
Lesson Twenty-Five: Simple Wang
Lesson Twenty-Six: The Clever Thief
Lesson Twenty-Seven: Why Sun and Moon Live in the Sky
Lesson Twenty-Eight: The Tiger’s Whisker
Lesson Twenty-Nine: Mister Lazy-Bones
Lesson Thirty: The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal
Lesson Thirty-One: The Monkey and the Crocodile
Lesson Thirty-Two: Jack and the Beanstalk
1st Grade Stories for 9th (Language Arts) and 10th (Math) Lesson Blocks
Lesson Thirty-Three: Younde Goes to Town
Lesson Thirty-Four: Deserted Children
Lesson Thirty-Five: The Pied Piper
Lesson Thirty-Six: Gudbrand on the Hillside
(Bonus Lesson): Three Magic Oranges
Waldorf Storytelling Course
This course includes 36 stories from the fairytale and folktale traditions of many cultures in the world and fits into your Waldorf first grade curriculum. You are on your way to simple, easy to use lessons. Once you purchase the course you will have access to all of the videos and can begin your Waldorf journey now!