A storytelling workshop is fun!

Yet the educational benefits cannot

be overstated:

Storytelling develops oral language, and

a huge body of research makes a connection between

the development of oral language and the development of abstract

and critical thinking skills across the curriculum.  

Student workshops begin with the oral process, which is then transferred to a written project or a public speaking presentation.  The subject of the writing or presentation could fit with any curriculum area, such as Language Arts, History, Social Studies, even Math or Science!

Teacher Workshops in school, preschool or child care settings build the storytelling skills of participants and/or provide storytelling activities for use with students of all ages.

Most workshops last 45 min. - 1 hr. and are available as a follow up to an assembly program or can stand alone.  An extended series of workshops (see residencies) can also be arranged.

Bill is a rostered artist with the PA Council on the Arts.  Funding may be available for PA Schools for residencies lasting 10 or more days.

“Every child’s contribution was acknowledged and included  . . . a comfortable,            easy style that brought out the best in each child!”

                         Sister Honora – Principal

                         SS Simon & Jude School, W. Chester, PA

 “Now it seems fun to write!”

          3rd grader, North Bend Elem.

          Jarrettsville, MD

Workshops &


                 The digest suggests that

             oral language development

         has largely been ignored in the

      classroom. It points out that oral

   language provides a foundation for

  the development of other language

   skills and that the literacy process

      actually begins with speaking.

Abstract from ERIC

Digest, 2006