The Art of Storytelling

Validate students’ voices by helping them craft characters. Principal Supplement: Champion Creatively Alive Children, September/October 2014 I see the story when I hear it,” says an excited fourth grader from Gardens Elementary School. Stories are fundamental to the way humans communicate with one another. “Give students a microphone and an audience, [and] you’ll hear the ancient art of storytelling come alive,” explains Vicki Lenio, assistant principal of the Pasadena, Texas, school.