Workshops

Students

Be an Instant Storyteller‭! Students are immersed in the art and process of storytelling‭! ‬They will hear stories being told,‭ ‬create their own stories,‭ ‬and immediately tell their new story to a classmate‭! ‬An excellent way to kick off a creative writing unit or to positively impact oral language skills.        Grades:‭ ‬3‭ ‬and up

Tell’n’Tales Tell’n’tales is a fast-paced,‭ ‬participatory workshop which employs multiple learning modes such as verbal response,‭ ‬physical response,‭ ‬singing,‭ ‬dancing and problem-solving to facilitate successful learning and telling of tales.‭ ‬Children learn and re-tell a folktale in their own words,‭ ‬enhancing oral language,‭ ‬sequencing and conceptualization skills.       Grades:‭ ‬preK‭ ‬-‭ ‬2

Parents

Raising Readers:‭ ‬Motivating Children to Read...for parents,‭ ‬teachers,‭ ‬and anyone who wants to develop children into lifelong learners.‭ ‬Dynamic presentation includes hands-on exploration of successful reading-aloud for all ages. Family Literacy Programs are also available.

Instant Storytelling in the Family, Classroom, or Library

When a child grows up without hearing family stories, she enters adulthood with an incomplete sense of her personal history. This is loss enough. But when a child grows up without hearing folktales and fairytales, she enters adulthood with an imperfect sense of what it means to be a member of the human family. — Carmen Deedy, Social Studies in the Storytelling Classroom (Parkhurst Bros, 2012)

 Children need stories – they need to hear them and they need to tell them – in order to be full-fledged members of the human family.  In this fast-paced, hands-on workshop, you’ll participate in a wide variety of story games and story activities that are guaranteed to get the stories flowing at home, in the library, in the classroom – even in the car!

We’ll explore

  • fun and successful ways to help parents and grandparents rediscover and tell their stories;
  • intriguing strategies for helping children learn to create satisfying stories with beginning, middle, and end, and practice comprehension skills such as predicting and inferring;
  • laughter-provoking games that require creative thinking and imagination while developing understanding of cause-and-effect;
  • and much more.

Join the fun and learn how to engage kids in the amazing world of Story!

Teachers

Find out how storytelling can be a power tool for educators‭ through Sherry’s extensive menu of staff development workshops for Classroom Teachers‬!