Art of Story


The Art of Story provides arts-integrated learning experiences to students with severe disabilities and self-contained classrooms. Each student receives five hours of instruction through a storytelling/story-writing residency. For students with emotional disturbance/behavior disorders and/or intellectual and developmental diagnoses, National Core Arts Standards are approached through storytelling/theatre strategies, providing multiple opportunities for engagement, student collaboration, representation, and expression, allowing learners to store, access, and exhibit understanding in multiple modalities. Students connect with stories as active listeners, writers, performers, and collaborators, increasing academic achievement and intellectual development, specifically in English/Language Arts.

The Art of Story is a VSA program provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Audience: Grades K-12 (Specifically designed for students with disabilities)
Format: Residency
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts

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