The world is full of narratives, in stories, in songs, in how we experience our everyday lives. Alicia Quintano began telling her own stories when she was in 5th grade to her little sister in the middle of the night. Since then she has written stories and songs for performance and taught writing workshops across the country at diverse venues including colleges and universities; libraries; parks; schools; and arts festivals. Her goal as a writing teacher is to encourage students to take joy in tapping their own creativity and to share their stories with confidence when reading aloud.
BRING LITERACY TO LIFE
Outstanding, Laugh & Learn School Assembly Programs that SUPPORT SCHOOL STANDARDS
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History and nature
One School One Book – author visit
Assemblies – stories and song – upbeat, participatory, joyous
Workshop -Telling stories – the pictures in your head
Workshop – Creative writing – a closer look
We have programs for all themes and needs, from our STEAM Museum (a portable hands-on science museum), to historical reenactors, to engaging all-day workshops for your students.
Writing is your right to put what’s on your mind and heart on paper — rhyming poetry, popular song re-writing, public speaking
Several themes to choose from: Lifecycle of a Book, “Just Say No” to peer pressure, Extreme weather & climate change, Greek gods as modern-day characters, Ghost Stories!, Classic Literature Revisited
Humor, performing arts and music to empower students to enjoy reading and learning
Bringing literature to life with simple hand puppets.
Writing and illustrating books.
Students learn how to create a graphic novel beginning with a six page comic. It doesn’t matter if they can draw. Stick figures are an expressive way for the reluctant artist to begin. Participants are encouraged to bring their sketchbooks and characters they may already be working on. They will learn about The Creative Process, how to write a Character Study, focus on the beginning, middle, end and twist of a story, and Create Layouts.
If the program is an assembly, Barbara talks though the program with on-screen illustrations of the process. The school is to provide a computer, projector and screen.
Daryl’s takes his audience on a journey through the creative and writing processes by cleverly blending educational information with live performance, storytelling, music, reader’s theatre, readings and many interactive activities.