The Power of Narrative in Writing and Teaching

Storytelling, one of the oldest forms of communication, is often taken
for granted. Human beings of nearly any age understand story structure
and are drawn to it in ways we will never be to flowcharts and graphs.
Stories speak to us. They teach and are recalled. They make us consider.
Narrative is a powerful tool good for sharing a vision, instruction, and
writing. The Kentucky Core Academic Standards address narrative as a
mode of discourse and this session will examine ways to include narrative
in both teaching and learning. Participants will explore narrative and its
efficacy in this engaging time of story and planning.

Presenter: Jackie White Rogers, Literacy Consultant, KDE

Jackie White Rogers spent fifteen years as a high school English teacher in Pulaski County and four years as a curriculum specialist. She now works at KDE as a Literacy Consultant. She works with schools and teachers across the state and particularly with the teacher networks in the western portion.