Storytelling: Heart and Soul of Education. Stan Koki at http://www.prel.org/products/Products/Storytelling.pdf A good article.
NALD, Anne McKeough's Storytelling : Foundational Literacy at
UK's national literacy standard includes a statement about storytelling see it at http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/teachingresources/literacy/nls_aspects/404303/nls_aspects_storytelling.pdf
Beauty and the Beast Tellers share this handout on why children should be allowed to be tellers at http://www.beautyandthebeaststorytellers.com/Handouts/WhyChildren.pdf