Second Grade Storytelling Course
Simple, easy to follow main lesson stories!
This course is designed to help you become a better storyteller. 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.
This is an important point to fully appreciate. We are attempting to support the child's imaginative process, the inner activity of building the images, the scenes, and events within a story. By contrast, we are NOT attempting to merely entertain the child. When we try to entertain, we make ourselves too much of the focal point. Instead, it is far more beneficial if our storytelling is in service to the student's inner, creative process. The student needs to be involved in two worlds. They have "one foot in this world" listening to the story we tell, and "another foot in their inner world" where they engage in the wonderful activity of imagination. If we take an undue amount of the child's focus, we actually distract their attention from what is far more important.
These 36 complete story presentations will demonstrate the skills and techniques gradually so that you can practice and improve with ease and confidence, while also supporting the student's imagination--and your own!
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 Second 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 second 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:
Second Grade Storytelling Introduction & Overview
What is a Course in Simply Waldorf?
How to Use These Video Lessons
Main Lesson and the Main Lesson Block
A Second Grade Block Rotation
Setting Up Your Classroom
The Importance of Stories and Storytelling
Tips and Techniques for Learning Stories
2nd Grade Stories for Main Lesson Blocks 1 (Language Arts) and 2 (Math)
Lesson One: Bat and Weasel
Lesson Two: Hare and Tortoise
Lesson Three: Servant and Lion
Lesson Four: Donkey's Burden
Lesson Five: Sun and North Wind
Lesson Six: The Astronomer
Lesson Seven: Two Roosters
Lesson Eight: Rooster, Donkey, and Lion
2nd Grade Stories for Main Lesson Blocks 3 (Language Arts) and 4 (Math)
Lesson Nine: Fox and Grapes
Lesson Ten: Vengeful Farmer
Lesson Eleven: The War-Horse
Lesson Twelve: Foolish Shepherd
Lesson Thirteen: Donkey in Lion's Skin
Lesson Fourteen: Goose That Laid Golden Eggs
Lesson Fifteen: The Milkmaid
Lesson Sixteen: Fox and Crow
2nd Grade Stories for Main Lesson Blocks 5 (Language Arts) and 6 (Math)
Lesson Seventeen: Peacock and Juno
Lesson Eighteen: Olive Tree and Fig Tree
Lesson Nineteen: George and the Dragon
Lesson Twenty: Jerome and Brother Lion
Lesson Twenty-One: Francis Falls in Love
Lesson Twenty-Two: Francis Speaks to Animals
Lesson Twenty-Three: A Sign for Sister Clare
Lesson Twenty-Four: Martin's Cloak
2nd Grade Stories for Lesson Blocks 7 (Language Arts) and 8 (Math)
Lesson Twenty-Five: Martin and the Robbers
Lesson Twenty-Six: Martin's Monastery
Lesson Twenty-Seven: Elizabeth's Roses
Lesson Twenty-Eight: Elizabeth and the Leper
Lesson Twenty-Nine: Odilia's Light
Lesson Thirty: Agnes Walks Through Fire
Lesson Thirty-One: Brigid's Journey
Lesson Thirty-Two: Veronica's Cloth
2nd Grade Stories for Main Lesson Blocks 9 (Language Arts) and 10 (Math)
Lesson Thirty-Three: Emma's Most Precious Possession
Lesson Thirty-Four: Margaret and the Dragon
Lesson Thirty-Five: The Giant, Christopher
Lesson Thirty-Six: Benedict's Spring
Bonus Fable One: Clown and Farmer
Bonus Fable Two: Vain Bull
Bonus Fable Three: Two Frogs
Bonus Fable Four: Boastful Traveler
Bonus Fable Five: Wolf and His Shadow
Bonus Fable Six: Greedy Lion
Bonus Fable Seven: Stubborn Mule
Bonus Fable Eight: Ants and Grasshopper
Bonus Fable Nine: Lion and Mouse
Bonus Fable Ten: Dog and Reflection
Waldorf Storytelling Course
This course includes 36 stories from the saints (good people) and fables of many cultures in the world. 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!