Teach Literacy through the Arts in DC, MD, and VA

 
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Teach Literacy through the Arts in DC, MD, and VA

Teach Literacy through the Arts in DC, MD, and VA
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An Interactive Performance Experience

An Interactive Performance Experience
Imagination, theatre,creative writing, and dance teach children how to read and how to learn, opening up possibilities for intellectual, social and emotional growth. The opportunity to see and experience an arts integrated performance is as valuable as workshop at times. A performance, models for the students what they should strive for in their writing. (view small | med | large | orig)

Empowered Students!

Empowered Students!
Students celebrating and sharing what they learned in their arts integration experience in Florida. During this artist-in-residency the students not only improved their writing skills but became innovative thinkers who have a desire to help define our future communities. (view small | med | large | orig)

An Image of Success: All Eyes on the Artist

An Image of Success: All Eyes on the Artist
When we arrived at the school, the administrator informed us that the younger group would be unable to sit and listen for anything of time. This group of students were focused on the artist for the entire 45 minute performance. The students demonstrated their understanding of the topic when they re-told one of the folk tales from the start of the program during the finale. (view small | med | large | orig)

Our Dream Catcher: Reminding us we are connected.

Our Dream Catcher: Reminding us we are connected.
At the end of the workshop, Putting the Body Back into Story, the teachers and artists created a live dream catcher. They hoped with their new techniques to re-engage their students and encourage them to dream of a future that includes reading and writing. (view small | med | large | orig)

Confident, Dramatic New Writers

Confident, Dramatic New Writers
These young ladies were very proud of their work during the writer-in-residency program. We had the honor of teaching these students two years in a row. Their academic success demonstrates the value of using arts integration techniques to teach reading and writing. (view small | med | large | orig)

Increasing Vocabulary One Drama at a Time

Increasing Vocabulary One Drama at a Time
We instructed the students to recollect any "Powerful words" they remember from their books and to write them on poster boards placed around the room. "Power words" are invoke a strong or specific visual image. Afterwards, we asked the students to practice saying the word using their voice, body and imagination. The purpose of this exercise was to build vocabulary and phonetic understanding of language. (view small | med | large | orig)

A Valuable Moment: A Parent Teaching Their Child

A Valuable Moment: A Parent Teaching Their Child
We at Story Tapestries believe in the importance of the guardian be it their parents or another adult. A child needs the support of everyone in their community in order to be successful both academically and emotionally. (view small | med | large | orig)

Artists Training To Teach Educators

Artists Training To Teach Educators
Story Tapestries teaches professional development workshops for artists who are discovering how they can integrate their art form into the standards of learning. In this photograph, the group was exploring how you can teach the concept of setting through tableau. (view small | med | large | orig)

A Tableau: A Frozen Picture that Tells a Story

A Tableau: A Frozen Picture that Tells a Story
The students were expected to take an original Pourquoi story and turn it into a play during a residency. We used the tableau process to help the students to create an outline for their play. After they created the 7 tableau, which represented the various parts of a story, they wrote out the scenes for their play. The goal of the project was for the students to perform their plays in front of their families. They did this quite successfully. (view small | med | large | orig)
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Arianna Ross

Germantown, Maryland United States

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