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    CRAFT OF

    STORYTELLING:

    DICTION

    Prepared by:

    Wan Atiqah bt Wan Mohd Ishak

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    O Storytelling is about communicating. Before the

    written word, storytellers were revered as weavers of

    magic, empathic to the needs and dreams of their

    listeners They had the ability to pull in wisdom,

    messages and learning's into an entertaining tale.

    O As a writer of tales, be it short stories or of great

    sagas within epic novels, it is now our role to uphold

    this responsibility.

    Diction

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    O The craft of storytelling is knowing which information

    your reader needs, and when to provide it in order toprolong suspense, interest and eagerness to keep

    reading.

    O As readers become more sophisticated, it is the showand not tell style which is currently most appealing.

    O in simple word, diction can be define as choices of

    word used by a writer to write a story.

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    What is diction?

    O style of speaking or writing as dependent upon

    choice of words: good diction.

    O

    the accent, inflection, intonation, and speech-sound quality manifested by an individual

    speaker, usually judged in terms of prevailing

    standards of acceptability; enunciation.

    (dictionary.com)

    Diction In Story Telling

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    Diction is very important feature need to

    be considered by teacher before selecting

    a story for young learners.

    Teacher has to determine what style and

    tone of the story chosen because it reflect

    the use of.

    Diction In Story Telling

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    O tone, pitch, volume, and the speaking rate

    of words changes according to how we

    feel.

    O For example, if we're irate then the

    volume is likely to be raised, as is the

    pitch, the tone will be harsh and the ratethe words come from our mouth will

    probably be much faster than usual.

    Diction In Story Telling

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    O The task is to figure out how to accurately

    and quickly characterize mood shifts with

    our voice.

    O Do we need to alter pitch, tone or rate of

    speech? Do we need to stress some

    words or parts of them more than others?

    Do we need to hold some up or pause?

    And what breathing patterns do we need

    to underpin their delivery?

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    O Before start using the diction tone, we can use our

    body to adjust we the story.

    O A simple way of getting into character voice is to begin

    with the body. Assume the emotion first and then add

    voice.

    O For example:

    My character is tired and bored. I show that my

    slumping my shoulders forward. I let my center ofgravity slip so my weight is mostly being carried

    through my legs. My arms may hang loose at my sides.

    My head is heavy on my neck and my face says,

    'Yeah, so what!' I sigh heavily.

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    O Then, we can slowly deliver the slowlyusing the right diction according to thestory deliver.

    O Always keep pupils interest when teachingreading or reading story to them.

    O So that they can learn moral values fromthe story.

    Diction In Story Telling

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    CRAFT OF

    STORYTELLING:

    POISE

    Prepared by:

    Tengku Siti Nurulizzati bt Tengku Khalid

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    IntroductionO Storytelling contain seeds of healing. The

    seeds are fertilized through storytelling as

    the images and meanings evoked by theunique reception of image in listening,

    excise the inner muscles of intuition and

    emotional intelligence necessary to

    function in such crisis.

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    Why teach students the craft

    of storytelling?O Because it is one of the most important

    life skills one can learn.

    O Its difficult to be successful if youre not agood communicator and communication

    is, at its most basic level, the ability to tell

    a story well, whether to one person or to a

    group.

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    O 'Storying,' or the process of constructing

    stories in the mind, is one of the most

    fundamental ways of making meaning.O "Storytelling is within the grasp of each

    child so everyone can participate. The

    success of

    O

    kids who don't usually do well in schoolwas surprising and especially rewarding

    for me, but also for the other kids.

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    O One other way young children cope their

    own problems is to help others who they

    consider more vulnerable.

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    O Story telling has been designed to offer

    survival tools to an increasingly complex

    society (Cox, 2000) by using sensatedescription that matches peoples

    everyday experience, rapport is

    established and stories become real to the

    listener and the storyteller.

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    POISE

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    DEFINITIONO a dignified, self-confident manner or

    bearing; composure; self-possession: to

    show poise in company.O steadiness; stability: intellectual poise.

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    O Poise also is a condition whereby the

    storyteller should be relaxed in his/ her

    presentation of the story.O Showing poise and confidence when

    speaking in front of others comes with

    practice and experience.

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    O Performing gives storyteller confidence

    when standing in front of an audience.

    O They build a certain poise, which is reallythe ability to be yourself and feel relaxed

    even when standing in front of a crowd.

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    O In surveys in which adults are asked to name their

    greatest fear, speaking in front of a group always comes

    first.O The more children are encouraged to do oral

    presentations while they're young, the easier it will be for

    them when they're older.

    O Through storytelling, children learn techniques forgaining and holding an audience's attention (eye contact,

    use of voice, gestures, pacing, etc.).

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    Glossophobia

    O stage fright

    O Symptoms

    Physical symptoms:

    -acute hearing-increased heart rate

    -increased blood

    pressure

    -dilated pupils

    -increased perspiration

    and oxygen intake

    -stiffening of neck and

    upper back muscles

    -dry mouth

    Verbal symptoms:

    -tense or quivering voice-repetition of um's and

    ah's

    Non-verbal symptoms:

    -frequent fidgeting-wiping hands on pants

    -avoiding eye contact

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    O Be prepared for your speech. You don't want to be

    constantly reading from your notes, so you should have agood idea of what you will be talking about and in what

    order.

    O -Use visual aids such . This will help divert the attention

    from you to what you are saying.

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    Dealing With Problems With

    Poise1) Poise.

    2) Confidence.

    Without these two elements its virtuallyimpossible to provide an audience with a

    stellar speech. But a good number of

    storytellers were not born with these

    natural abilities. Instead, they learned howto stand before a crowd and tell story in a

    self-assured manner.

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    Posture to Improve Voice

    QualityO Attention to breathing and posture will

    help even those with a soft or weak voice

    control their volume and voice quality.O Practice standing with your shoulders

    back and breathe deeply.

    O Fill your lungs completely as you inhale.

    O Proper posture allows a greater airsupply. Regulation of air supply controls

    volume.

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    O Lack of confidence is also demonstrated

    by feet shuffling, swaying of the body,

    slouching, incomplete gestures, irregularbreathing or repeated swallowing.

    O Vocal symptoms of nervousness include

    speaking in a high pitch, trembling of the

    voice, throat clearing, or speaking rapidly.

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    O If you are not aware of the tics or

    mannerisms that give away your lack of

    confidence ask a trusted friend or

    colleague. Conscious awareness of your

    nervousness and the way that it manifests