The mind-boggling and extraordinary truth is that each and every one of these thousands of original sources agrees with the general premise that stories are effective. Story Proof offers proof positive that stories work.
"We have been hearing recently about the trend away from narrative fiction as the choice of a new generation….Haven comes at us with the most articulate defense of story as an essential element in education….He looks at the tradition and examines the research behind story to make his major point that we cannot ignore this genre and that we do so at the peril of effective teaching and powerful teaching strategies….In the face of drill-and-kill reading programs, Haven reminds us that story can be and is as powerful as ever. Bottom line: This is a good read. A powerful reminder. Thanks, Kendall."
Like Stephen Krashen's important work in the Power of Reading, Kendall Haven's Story Proof collects and analyzes the research which validates the importance of story, story reading and storytelling to the brain development and education of children and adults.