Storytelling in Schools

Telling Stories and Literacy: The Things You Don’t Usually Get To See

Photo Credit Jonathan Van Ark I am an unrepentant bibliophile and logophile. I love words and word games and reading. I could spend months sitting by a lake with a stack of books and little else and I would be in Heaven. I can’t imagine a life without books....

We Are Our Stories: Nothing More. Nothing Less.

  I love doing sets that challenge audiences when I work in schools. I’m always trying to challenge them linguistically and developmentally. I try to challenge their imagination and their assumptions. We are the sum of the stories we believe, and the stories we reject. We can’t incorporate any...

What Is The Best Grade To Introduce Storytelling?

Some years ago, after a storytelling set, a curriculum teacher told me she really wanted to start using storytelling in the classroom. She asked me what would be the best grade to implement such a thing. I know I had one of those run over by a train looks on...

Telling For Sixth Graders

February is always an exhausting month for me. My running joke is that even people who didn’t know they needed a performer of any kind suddenly need a black one in February!   I work with all kinds of audiences. Sixth grade is one of my favorites.   Sixth grade is...