"With high stakes testing and a crowded curriculum, something fundamental is being left behind in education - storytelling.
Some might argue that speaking and listening have always been undervalued in schools, but the surge of technology has done nothing to stem the tide.
Digital storytelling is increasingly a popular way to represent narratives. But traditional methods of reading aloud and immersing young listeners in a story should not be forgotten. Narratives have long been recognised as central to our human experience. Teacher and author of The Cool Web, Margaret Meek, described them as "a primary act of the mind".
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