Teaching kids how to tell stories could help them with reading and writing

Study: oral storytelling could help kids improve reading and writing skills / Image: Freepik

Improving oral narration can help children who are at-risk for language and literacy difficulties.

It’s one of the finding of the study conducted by researchers from the Utah State University and the University of Texas.

💬 Narration has been shown to be a foundational skill for literacy development in school-age children.

Elementary teachers focus on reading decoding and comprehension, but they rarely provide instruction in oral narration. Ability to tell stories out loud can more effectively improve reading comprehension and writing skills.

The students who were instructed in oral storytelling and then engaged in such storytelling improved their writing and reading abilities more than the control group of students.

Source: Oral storytelling could put kids on the path to literacy | KUER

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