Description Storytelling and QAR Strategies de Phyllis Hostmeyer:
"Storytelling and QAR Strategies" offers a clear, detailed explanation of this research-based, reading comprehension framework, providing teachers, school librarians, and storytellers with the tools they need to incorporate the deep learning of QAR into storytelling events and classroom work. The authors furnish traditional tales, fables, and myths related to the 12 pillars of character education, underscoring the traits of caring, citizenship, fairness, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Each story is supported by QAR questions and includes activities for pre- and post-reading, as well as complete documentation and source information. Bundling together character education, storytelling, and QAR, the book puts all of the necessary materials at the fingertips of teachers and librarians. It is also a valuable tool for storytellers, with guidance on developing the QAR strategies around a multitude of stories. Research proves that teaching QAR strategies results in deepened student comprehension as well as higher test scores. Thanks to this book, implementing the technique has never been easier.
Phyllis Hostmeyer, a consultant for Educational Resources Group, Inc., works internationally conducting professional development for educators. She offers workshops on all aspects of reading, writing, and language arts. She also works as a storyteller who shares personal narratives, Bible stories, and her original versions of fairy tales and fables. Marilyn Adele Kinsella of Fairview Heights, IL, has told stories professionally as a teacher and children's librarian since 1981. She graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL, in 1974, with a BS in elementary education. She currently works exclusively as a freelance storyteller, workshop presenter, and writer. Although this is her first book, many of her stories and articles have appeared in books and magazines including Libraries Unlimited's The Storytelling Classroom: Applications across the Curriculum.