The "Applause Award" was created by me for my students, as a reminder of the important, key elements necessary to tell their stories and connect with their listeners. It is also part of the Awards Presentation on the night of the Student Storytelling Festival in recognition of their continued commitment to keeping alive the ancient art of Oral Tradition.
Please feel free to download it for your own classroom use, or for yourself, whenever you need to hear the applause!
Featured Listener's Award
I created the "Featured Listener Award" this year (2012) for one of my students whom I knew would not be able to share her story in front of an audience. However, she attended all of the classes, participated in all of the activities, and supported all of the troupes in-school performances. I knew it was a monumental step for her to even be socially involved at that level . At our storytelling festival, I wanted her to know just how valuable she was to our troupe and so I created this award, a variation of my Applause Award.
Please feel free to download it for your own classroom use, or for yourself, whenever you need to remember how important it is for storytellers to share their work with appreciative listeners!