Storytelling to Writing Residency

Type: Residency
Art Form: Storytelling
Grade Level: 3-12
Scheduling Request

Students will learn storytelling tools and strategies that can easily be applied to the writing process, a strategy that has been proven to increase students’ language skills and build their overall comprehension skills, allowing for a fuller and broader language development process. The process begins with the students telling their own personal narratives using prompts and guided imagery. Working with their peers, students identify their stories’ strengths and discuss the natural metaphors, similes, and the power of first and last sentences discovered within the storytelling process. Using this new knowledge, students create story maps and put pen to paper, writing, revising, and polishing their enhanced narratives to be presentation-ready.

These workshops can be modified for individual schools and their needs or focus. The length of the workshops can also be modified depending upon the needs of the school and classroom.

Length: 60 Minutes
Participant Limit: 30 Students
Curriculum Connection: Mass Curriculum Frameworks for English Language Arts and Literacy speaking and Listening Standards Pre-K–5 9 (R.L 1.1 & R.L 1.3): Students will be able to tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details and speak in audibly and coherent sentences.

$525 for 3 workshops/day

  • For a full residency, a minimum of 3 contacts with each class culminating in a sharable project, is recommended.
  • Schools must schedule at least three workshops in a single day
  • Schools preferring a more introductory residency can schedule a total of one introductory skills workshop for each of their classes with no culminating event.
  • Planning fee will be based upon scope of residency
  • Pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Travel Fee: based upon mileage

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Students must have pencils or other writing utensils.

Handouts and activity sheets copied as needed for classes.

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