I’ve Got a Story in My Hands – for pre-school and primary grades. These are stories to draw, sing, clap, moo and move to that make connections to the 4 areas of literacy: listening, speaking, re-telling and writing. (30-40 minute program with workshops available for students and teachers.) ELA Standards apply.
Drawing Stories: Connecting the Dots to Literacy – This workshop for teachers uses the world repertoire of drawing stories to help young students write, re-tell, speak, listen and comprehend stories and story structure. A resource book is available to participants.
Character Counts – Stories that emphasize the character traits of honesty, helpfulness, courage, integrity, responsibility and kindness. (45 minute program and workshops available for students and teachers) ELA Standards apply
Middle/ High School
Where There’s Smoke, There’s Dinner – This collection of true-life stories take us on a journey of hilarity, honesty, and hard knocks. Based on the book by the same name students will find themselves in these tales. There’s hilarity and honesty, heartache resiliency and resourcefulness in every story on the page. (50-60 minute program with workshops for teachers and students available) ELA and Social Studies Standards apply.The writing from real life workshop accompanies this performance
Love is War – In this first person narrative we follow Private Carl Carpenter as he leaves a small town in Northern New York into the Phillippines as a flame thrower in the Pacific arena. This story includes the experiences of one soldier against a backdrop of the world at war. A timely and timeless experience of a young man’s war story that shares the triumphs, heartaches and choices that follow a soldier into war and beyond. (Workshops available for students and faculty) ELA and Social Studies Standards apply
Writing From Real Life – a workshop or residency program for middle to high school students.
This residency/workshop utilizes storytelling, writing, dialogue and
reflective listening to have students write from their own experience. This is a fail safe way to have even the most reluctant student writers enter into a story through their own lives.