The Little Red Hen and a Corona Giant: Creative Storytelling Strategy in an Early Childhood Classroom

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Ilfa Zhulamanova
Jill Raisor


Storytelling is a natural mean of communication between generations and is deeply rooted in culture.  In today’s classrooms, the act of storytelling is often overshadowed by a narrow focus on academics.  However, children can use storytelling as a way to demonstrate depth of their understanding. This study details the use of a creative storytelling strategy implemented in an early childhood classroom which was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The end result is a two-phase study which concluded with pre-kindergarten aged children using storytelling to discuss and display their perceptions of Coronavirus in an academic setting.


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Jill Raisor, a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:30:"University of Southern Indiana";}

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