Support Storytelling is a TRA committee that encourages teachers to use storytelling to make your teaching more effective. The committee is keeping the program very flexible; so it is sure to fit your situation. You can go by specific guidelines or be unique and creative by submitting your own ideas of how you support storytelling. You can even submit a plan for a project for which you need funds. Submit as an individual, team, school, or council. Up to $100 to be used for your storytelling will be awarded for best entries.
You can check TRA's forms page to find the submission form or you can submit as an article, lesson plans, or your own way of sharing your ideas. You can use this form or submit using your own way of letting use know about your classroom storytelling. Documentation is helpful.
E-mail Shirley Holladay now for questions, suggestions, tips, helpful web sites, and sharing. When you send pictures of projects, children in photos should not be recognizable or you have parental permission so photos can be shared with others participating. If you send a project in a form that could be used in a TRA publication, that would be ideal. A photo of a storytelling experience and a short comment or a good web site you found could also be helpful to others. If you will pay expenses, Shirley Holladay will even come to your meeting and help.
Anytime before April 1, e-mail your submission to Shirley for a possible TRA Support Storytelling award.
You may also want to visit some of these sites in this list prepared by Susan Hinton, a member of this year's committee.