Donald Miller recently released a short (34 pages), free ($0) ebook called How to Tell a Story. The book starts with some good thoughts about why stories work – why they are so effective in holding attention and communicating. He also provides and describes formats for telling good stories. I especially liked his thoughts on the importance of avoiding “noise” in storytelling, which only disengages listeners/readers/students. The book is short and simple, but I think it is worth a look for TPRS/CI teachers.
Get it here: How to Tell a Story