Sherry Norfolk

2024 Exemplary Teaching Artist

Sherry Norfolk is an award-winning storyteller, author and teaching artist, performing, and leading residencies and professional development workshops nationally and internationally. As a performing artist, she is a dynamic storyteller, telling well-crafted and age-appropriate folktales from around the world. As a teaching artist, she uses storytelling as a strategy for teaching preK-12th grade curriculum. Sherry is co-editor with Lyn Ford of Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs, and with Jane Stenson of The Storytelling Classroom series (four books that explore rigorous, standards-based storytelling strategies for learning across the curriculum). A Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist, and Adjunct Professor at Lesley University, Sherry is a recognized leader in integrating learning through storytelling.

Sherry Norfolk’s Programs

Art of Story
Arts Integration + Understanding by Design = Deeper Learning Through the Arts
Around the World and Back Again
Baby Artsplay!
Be an Instant Storyteller!
Building Blocks to Literacy
Creating a Storytelling Classroom
Down on the Farm
Exploring the Common Core
Frolicking Frogs
Hear It! Tell It! Learn It!
I Can’t Sleep!
I Read It in a Book
In, On and Around the Pond
It’s For the Birds!
Leapin’ Lizards
Making Meaning: Turning Pictures Into Words
The Moral of the Story
Music! Music! Music!
North to Alaska!
Rain! Rain! Go Away!
Re-tell Me a Story
Spiders ‘n’ Bugs ‘n’ Butterflies
Storytelling Classroom: Applications Across the Curriculum
Storytelling in the ESL Classroom
Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Brain-Based Education
Teaching Kids to Tell Stories
Tellin’ Tales
The Three Little What-zits and the Big Bad Who-zit
Using Storytelling to Motivate Student Research
Young Voices
Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts