A storytelling workshop is fun!
Yet the educational benefits cannot
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. -
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.
The digest suggests that
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