Got an Hour, Learn a Story (Grades
Yes it's possible to learn how to tell
a story in an hour. Uses the basic foundation of storytelling:
the creation of images.
Storytelling for Literacy
Research has shown that we are wired for story and that information is better retained when learned through narrative structures. Our first experiences are that of listening and then speaking. Our acquisition of oral language precedes that of reading and written language. For literacy learners, the spoken word and the use of aural language, when couched in a nonthreatening and engaging environment, is an unparralled springboard for literacy acquisition. This artist-in-residency will utilize the current status of students in their acquisition to catapult them to reach for higher levels in not only listening and speaking, but also reading and writing.
Because of the varying levels of grades as well as skill acquisition, the artist will work in close collaboration with the classroom instructor to deliver a targeted residency appropriate in content and duration. Possibilities can range from a one-hour workshop to a full month residency, dependent on needs and funds available. The artist will then submit detailed lesson plans to meet learner objectives.
Cinematic Storytelling: You Got
to Move It, Move It! (Grades 1-12)
A streamlined hands-on offering of physical
theater basics including combining narration with movement,
use of space, character development and basic mime techniques.
This program can be expanded to include work with selected text
for solo or ensemble school performances. For grades 1-12 in
drama, physical education or English classes.