Storytelling is a communication process in which at least one person tells a story to at least one listener using oral or signed language. Storytellers usually narrate stories in person directly to an audience although they can also do so indirectly through media such as radio, TV, computer, CD, and DVD. Storytelling calls into play visual, cognitive, and emotional content in the minds of both storyteller and audience, giving teachers a flexible tool for engaging students and allowing gifts, creativity, and talent to surface.

The word storyteller can designate a teller of a people's history or a performer who seeks to elevate narration to an art form by using verbal and nonverbal communication skills and carefully chosen language, sometimes improvised. The nonverbal communication aspects (gestures, postures, ...

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