Available as classroom visits, or as residencies of three days to two weeks:
From Talk to Text: Tortoise and Hare (grades K – 5) – a multicultural, interactive presentation of the basic elements of story, as well as resources for comparison of fables from several cultures. Participants can share the story through spoken, literary, and/or visual presentations, depending upon skill levels. Assemblies for these workshops and/or residencies include “Rabbit Tales Retold” and “Turtle Tales”.
From Talk to Text: Let’s Compare (Grades 3 – 12) – story variants from several cultures, offering different ways to experience familiar folktales: Cinderella in many versions; The Three Little Pigs from Europe to Affrilachia; The Tortoise and the Hare from Aesop to West Africa and beyond; Appalachian, Affrilachian, and European “Noodlehead” Stories, and others…session(s) can be adapted to your grade level’s need and your curriculum plans. Assemblies for these workshops and/or residencies include “From Aesop to Zora: Stewpot Stories from Around the World”.
From Talk to Text: Tales of Earth, Sea, and Sky (Grades K - 5) - Pourquoi tales presented for various grade levels, as models for fiction-writing; interactive "Trip to the Moon" for grades K and 1. Participants can share stories in spoken, literary, and/or visual arts presentations. Assemblies for these workshops and/or residencies include “Tales of Earth, Sea, and Sky”.
From Talk to Text: Spookers & Haints (Grades 6 - 12) - Action, setting, characterization, plot, and theme, presented through story models from the oral tradition and story-writing exercises. Participants play with ideas, then work on their own stories. Assemblies for these workshops and/or residencies include “Spookers & Haints”.
From Talk to Text: Story Rhythm, Story Rhyme, Story Fun, Story Time! (Grades pre-K - 4) - Pre-reading, pre-writing, and creative writing skills nurtured with interaction in choral response, call and response, and rhythmic activity; positive communication skills, positive audience behaviors, writing exercises, cultural diversity, and fun.