TRANSFORMATIVE, INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING EXPERIENCES THAT:
Storytelling assemblies are
LITERACY RICH COMMUNITY BUILDING ARTS EXPERIENCES that:
tie into classroom content
empower social emotional learning
are easy to coordinate & simple set up
are budget friendly
come with ELL supports, extension activities, and a story video library
WHEN YOU BOOK YOU GET
INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE
Using call-and-response, rhythm, and word play students become storytellers as they help tell the story out loud in real time!
TIMING & BUNDLES
Each performance lasts 45-60 minutes.
Assemblies can be bundled for up to 4 assemblies in one school day. Or, you can choose to add on classroom visits or Professional Learning sessions.
EXPLORATION OF WORLD FOLKTALES
Assembly stories include folk, fairy, and wisdom tales from around the world, told around a desired theme or academic topic.
Pre/Post visit class activities, ELL supports
A further resources page for educators
BONUS! Classroom & home access to a video library of 4 stories only available to Assembly Program Partner schools
Turn your classroom into an exuberant storytelling circle where imagination is unleashed and each child's voice shines!
An exciting up close experience of storytelling
Brings vocabulary and language skills to life
Tie into curriculum work (incl. math & science!)
Address specific social emotional needs through story
Students gain storytelling technique/public speaking skills
Can be bundled with assembly programs
Inspire deep social emotional growth & create confident communicators with multi-session storytelling experiences that tie into curriculum and bring literacy to life
A storytelling residency is a series of story performances and workshops held in one location over a set period of time that have a goal, theme, or objective determined by the school or organization.
During a storytelling residency, students learn
traditional stories from countries and cultures around the world
stories that tie into academic subject areas and support classroom learning
storytelling technique + preparing a story for public telling
public speaking confidence
project management skills
social emotional skills
Through multiple opportunities to come together around story, participants in a storytelling residency are able to dive deep into the creative process to discover their voice, the voice of others, and the voices of the stories that make up our histories, our cultures, and our world.
SCHOOL RESIDENCY SAMPLES
World Stories Alive Project
Multi-session storytelling project that empowers students to explore and tell folk and fairy tales from around the world.
Sessions begin with interactive storytelling performances, move through storytelling technique workshops, and end with students rehearsing and performing folktales for their peers or other grade groups.
English Language Learner Summer Camp
Multiple-session program focused on telling interactive folk and fairytales from around the world, giving ELL's the opportunity to develop language skills in a fun and relaxed environment.
Dance & Biography Project
Multi-session grant project that prepared dance students for a residency from the Jose Limon Company. Through storytelling and movement, students explored Jose Limon's biography. Family workshops explored ways parents could share their own biographies with their children.
Storybox is a residency program specifically designed for preschools. Storybox builds pre-literacy and social emotional skills through imagination and participation in nursery rhymes and simple tellings of folk and fairytales.
Our Story Project
Multi-session research project held in collaboration between the school library, the English Language Learners, and storytelling programming. Aimed at helping English Language Learners to explore traditional stories from classmate's countries and their own personal narratives while developing speaking and listening language skills.
Bread and Yoga
Storytelling and story-creating classes for preschool, after school, and summer camp, in addition to a popular Family Storytelling Concert series.