Exploring the Common Core

Teaching Artist: Sherry Norfolk

Storytelling is a powerful vehicle for integrating the reading, writing, listening, speaking and research standards of the Common Core Curriculum. Participants will take part in hands-on grade-level-appropriate lessons that address Language Arts, Social Studies and Science objectives while engaging students in authentic and thought-provoking research projects.

Participants will discover ways to 1) quickly and effectively engage students through storytelling, 2) move them towards deeper understanding in fiction and non-fiction, and 3) provide meaningful and relevant ways for students to demonstrate their knowledge and comprehension.

Storytelling levels the playing field: no matter their learning style, students have access to the told story through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic cues. The oral story allows them to process information more quickly and to organize, retrieve and apply it more readily; therefore, story provides an efficient and brain-compatible tool for the teacher to share information and for the student to demonstrate his/her understanding. 2 hours for Grades PK-5 Teachers.

Audience: Educators
Format: Professional Development
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies/Culture
Teaching Artist: Sherry Norfolk

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