The ABCs of Oral Storytelling

A Storytelling Workshop Targeted at Teachers

Facilitated by Verena Tay

Date: 24 Sep 2012

10am - 5.00pm

Location: Singapore Management University (SMU)

$250 (200)* for 1 participant;
$400 (350)* for 2 participants;
$150 per additional participant thereafter.
*Early Bird Special - Register before 31 August 2012 and enjoy the discounted fee indicated in the respective bracket above.


Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools a teacher can use to engage students. Humans love listening to stories, we often learn facts, morals and language skills better through stories told to us. This 6-hour workshop is designed for teachers who wish to captivate their students through oral storytelling, and incorporate oral storytelling activities in the classroom.

Transferable Skills:
• How to choose and adapt stories appropriate to your needs
• Rehearsal skills - Connecting to your chosen story and learning a story without memorisation
• Bringing stories alive - Developing an expressive voice and body
• Using props - Kamishibai (Traditional Japanese storyboards), hand puppets and simple percussion instruments
• Relating with your audience - Interaction skills and techniques to encourage audience participation

• What is a story?
• Choosing a story
• Learning and connecting with your story
• Using your voice and body to bring stories alive
• Using props
• Relating to your audience
• Putting it together - The final presentation

Target Participants:

• Teachers who wish to captivate their students through oral storytelling
• Teachers who wish to incorporate oral storytelling activities in the classroom

To register for this workshop, visit  to download the registration form.
Kindly fill in your particulars in the indicated fields and send the document as an attachment to [email protected] . You should receive our email acknowledgement within 2 working days of your registration.

Please contact Nicholas Yeo, Programme Director, UREKA Education via [email protected] and/or 9048 6499.