Storytime Share – Communication: Speech 3

Standard: Communication: Speech

Specific skill focused on: Dialect/Tennessee/Mountains


Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” (Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young)

Book: She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain by Tom Birdseye and Debbie Holsclaw Birdseye

Song: “Big Rock Candy Mountain” (The Okee Dokee Brorhers, Through the Woods)

Book: When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant

Song: “I Love the Mountains” (Wee Sing, Wee Sing Sing-Alongs)

Book: Count on Us: A Tennessee Number Book by Michael Shoulders

Song: “Jumping and Counting” (Jim Gill, The Irrational Anthem)

Book: Knoxville, Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni

Song: “Tennessee Wig Walk” (Dan Zanes & Friends, House Party)

Activity: Great Smoky Mountains coloring page

Thoughts: This is a storytime I’ve been trying to pull together for awhile. I wanted to explore dialect with my storytime audience, but it was kind of tricky. Most picture books for young children aren’t written in dialect. Even though we’re in an urban setting, I decided to focus on East Tennessee, particularly the mountains that are part of our region. So that helped open things up a bit. I think the storytime went well. It definitely helped that the majority of the kids were on the older end of preschool age since some of the books were a little longer.


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