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Storytelling 101: Video-Based Empowerment Lesson

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Career Girls Empowerment Lesson Video Series:
Storytelling 101 (1:59 sec)

Stories are powerful tools that can teach us about ourselves, life, and others. Role models in this video share their advice for creating and telling compelling stories for fun or as a future career.

We are surrounded by stories every day: at school, talking with friends, and at the dinner table. But did you know that there are specific qualities that make stories powerful? Listen to the role models to learn about these qualities and how to apply them to your own stories.

The resources here can help you learn even more about storytelling and the qualities that make stories powerful.

Empowerment Lesson Video:Watch this short video as a jumping-off point for in-depth learning experiences using the resources below.

Fun Page Activity: In this "Story Writing Challenge", you select from lots of funny options and then practice creating your own story. Remember to think about the qualities of a good story while you are writing!

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Storytelling 101" video, then think about the qualities of a good story and how to apply these qualities to your own storytelling. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a valuable discussion about the role storytelling plays in our lives.

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth "before, during, and after" learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

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Storytelling 101 | Empowerment Lesson Video | Career Girls
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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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