Websites for Storytellers and Their
Aaron Shepard's World of Story
Aaron Shepard shares fairy tales, myths, legends, tall tales,
some of his original work, etc. Lots of storytelling ideas for
Here you will find American folklore arranged in categories:
famous characters, state folktales, historical folklore, regional
folklore, tall tales, and ethnic folklore.
Circle of Stories
This site honors American Indian storytelling and
the importance of that tradition. The site presents songs and
stories from several tribes.
Effective Storytelling: A Manual for Beginners
A site by Barry Williams and part of the Elderbarry site that is an excellent guide
for beginning storytellers and very applicable to young storytellers.
Enoch Pratt Library's
Kids Pages E-Stories
Presents a story of the week as only one of an assortment of
multicultural tales, told by a variety of known storytellers.
Includes video as well as audio using Windows Media Player.
Fairy Tale and Folk Tale Cyber Dictionary
A site of over 40 tales illustrated by elementary school students. Includes a lesson plan
for adding illustrations.
Integrating Folklore, Music, and Traditional Culture into the
A site that includes many links to many additional folk tale related websites.
Kid's Storytelling Club
A site by Vivian Dubrovian that promotes kids as storytellers, including games,
activities, crafts, and additional links to child-friendly storytelling events and sites.
NCTE Positions and Guidelines: Teaching Storytelling, A
Position Statement from the Committee on Storytelling
http://www.ncte.org/about/over/positions/category/curr/107637.htmA site that supports storytelling with a statement made by the National Council for
Teachers of English.
NCTE Standards for the English Language
A site that describes national standards that support storytelling as a part of the
A site that lists assorted links to websites directly related to integrating storytelling
into the curriculum.
Sharon Kirk Clifton, Storyteller: Why Tell Tales in
A site that lists reasons why storytelling is such a valuable part of a child's
development in school.
A site that presents state educational standards connected to lesson plans and
Story Arts Online
A site by Heather Forest that promotes the use of storytelling in the classroom, etc.
Storyteller Karen Chace offers a global
feast of folktale websites, each with a short synopsis. In
addition, there is a smorgasbord of sites focusing on Oral
History, Crafts, Arts Education, Puppetry, Grants, Teaching
Tools and more! You won't be sorry to see this story'bug' in
Plays, & Fingerplays
University of Illinois School Collection of Children's Literature
Resources from the Education and Social Science Library. Includes
web and print resources.
The Storytelling Garden Links
A site that lists additional storytelling websites with brief annotations.
A site by Bob Wilkins that devotes one section to teachers and includes lessons,
stories, and ways to include storytelling in their classrooms.
Telling America's Stories
A site sponsored by The Center For The Book, includes guidelines for using the site in
support of "telling America's stories."
Turner South: Learning Through Storytelling
A site that promotes learning through storytelling.
A site by Kevin Cordi, the director of Voices Across America, who with this
organization, promotes youth storytelling.