Writing of language and the recording of stories, emerged from tallying and record-keeping. Today, the word "tell" continues to mean "tally."ť A Bank Teller, counts money; a Story Teller recounts events. They must both be able to manage various equations; the one involves numbers, the other involves narrative. Beginning with simple nursery rhymes then progressing through folk lore and literature, we learn to make effective stories while developing related mathematical skills. Tally Up! addresses Essential Standards in Theatre Arts and Common Core Standards for English Language Arts such as Key Ideas and Details; Craft and Structure; Phonological Awareness and Fluency. Students explore concepts in Science for Inquiry, Systems, Processes, and Change. Tally Up! addresses The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy in Cognitive Processes for Explaining and Inferring with cause-and-effect plot structures such as the chain story. Best for grades 3-5.
When the truth reveals itself, we call it A Telling Experience. David Novak tells stories to enhance learning, engage emotion, and find common ground. He is a performing and teaching artist with the Lincoln Center Institute, L.A. Music Center, festivals and institutes across the nation and abroad. A Master Storyteller for The Disney Institute in 1995-96, he was awarded the National Storytelling Network Circle of Excellence in 2002, and is often featured at the National Storytelling Festival. Recently, he was Keynote Speaker and Master Teacher for Sydney International Storytelling Conference in Australia. A published author and recording artist, with an MFA from UC San Diego, David lives in Asheville.