Through entertaining examples from Aesop’s Fables, the Wizard of Oz, Sherlock Holmes, Cinderella and Greek Mythology, Jim Weiss offers simple techniques for creating distinctive voices for each character in a story or book; and then explains the structure that almost all stories follow, allowing listeners to easily create or re-tell stories. This video encompasses most of Jim’s famous teaching session on the nuts-and-bolts of how to write, tell, or read aloud stories.
Using thrilling, true stories of pirate and explorer Sir Francis Drake, U.S. President Harry Truman and artistic genius Michelangelo, Jim Weiss gives hands-on advice on how to light a passion for history through stories. Learn how to find and use history sources; how to shape historical facts into engaging stories; how to tie together history and literature; and how to use history stories to teach all across the curriculum.
Storyteller/author/recording artist Jim Weiss, recipient of over one hundred major awards, tells his own, inspiring story and explores the ways in which stories are the most powerful tool for learning and for drawing together families or entire societies. This fascinating video will inspire a whole new appreciation for reading aloud or telling stories; includes useful, practical tips; and reveals the vital role that stories play in our lives.
In this video, master storyteller Jim Weiss brings to life both the humor and the deep emotion of Abraham Lincoln, and then will have you laughing out loud with Jim’s rollicking version of Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare”. Both as pure entertainment, and as a superb example of the power of stories to touch us and teach us, this must-see video will become a favorite you’ll want to watch over and over again.
“HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?” One of the questions I am most often asked is, “How did you get started as a storyteller?” The short answer is that I was lucky enough to have a father who told me stories. Long before we were old enough to read the original books for ourselves, my brother […] Read more
After reading a commentary in USA Today written by Joshua Woods on his interpretation of what makes a hero, I decided to write a Letter to the Editor with my response. As you know I have a lot of stories that profile heroes and heroines, and I am always interested and thinking about what makes […] Read more