Storying and Literacy Development in the Primary Education System: An Exploration
Angela C. lzuagba, Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri and
Ada O. Afurobi, Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri

In Nigeria, story—telling is a cultural phenomenon that is effectively used in traditional education in socialization and transmission of prized cultural values and mores. Based on the value of stony—telling, this study explores how storying can be used in literacy development in our primary schools, given the importance of stories in the lives of children. Research and anecdotal evidence have equally confirmed that starving is one single most important activity
essential in language development, and given the low literacy rate of pupils in our primary schools, it becomes pertinent to explore other avenues of developing and sustaining functional literacy in learners. The researchers used library research to unravel the different ways starring can be effectively used in order to achieve the basic UBE goals of functional literacy and numeracy.

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