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LLI7090

Course
LLI7090
Course Title
The Craft of Storytelling

Description

Since the beginning of time storytellers have provided rich emotions, entertainment and suspense through oral history and tradition.  In this course you will learn the key aspects of storytelling while building your tale, layer by layer; through character development, flow and cadence, scene and plot.  Meeting times are scheduled so there is time to focus on, write and study structure of stories, develop new stories and practice your presentations. This class is perfect for teachers, parents, grandparents, caregivers and broadcast professionals or anyone who wants to improve their presentation skills.

Objectives

  • Learn about the craft and history of storytelling; via the spoken word
  • Structure and write stories
  • Practice storytelling presentations; concentrating on the elements that will breathe life into a story 

Content

  • Review the types of stories
  • Examine the structural parts of stories
  • Break down a character
  • Utilize rhythm and intonation
  • Discuss theme and plot
  • Write and bring your story to life
  • Unfold the ending

Prerequisites

None

Method of Instruction

  • Classroom instruction, class participation and homework assignments

Evaluation

  • Exam:  No
  • Class participation:  Yes
  • Demonstration of skills:  Yes