Sherry Norfolk

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

Social/Emotional Learning
The Moral of the Story

English/Language Arts
Be an Instant Storyteller!
Down on the Farm
Frolicking Frogs
Hear It! Tell It! Learn It!
I Can’t Sleep!
I Read It in a Book
Music! Music! Music!
Re-tell Me a Story
Spiders ‘n’ Bugs ‘n’ Butterflies
Tellin’ Tales
The Three Little What-zits and the Big Bad Who-zit
Young Voices

In, On and Around the Pond
Leapin’ Lizards
Rain! Rain! Go Away!

Social Studies/Culture
Around the World and Back Again
Becoming Visible Through Our Stories
It’s For the Birds!
North to Alaska!

Professional Development
Arts Integration + Understanding by Design = Deeper Learning Through the Arts
Building Blocks to Literacy
Creating a Storytelling Classroom
Exploring the Common Core
Making Meaning: Turning Pictures Into Words
Storytelling Classroom: Applications Across the Curriculum
Storytelling in the ESL Classroom
Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Brain-Based Education
Teaching Kids to Tell Stories
Using Storytelling to Motivate Student Research

Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts