Storytelling/Circle Time


Using familiar folk tales and fairy tales, students will be introduced to the art of storytelling, learn how to identify story elements and be able to recall 3 details of the story. Grade 3-5 will retell 3-5 events of the story in the correct sequence. The artist will use puppets and other props to help enhance the stories. Key words and themes will be translated into the students’ native language to assist with comprehension. Older students will break into smaller groups to create a performance retelling one of the stories.

The teachers will be encouraged to have the students participate in buddy reading after the workshop, pairing English and non-English speaking students.

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Appropriate for ages: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Max Audience: 25 students
Costs: $209 (includes planning meeting and two 45-minute sessions with the same students)


Twyla Smith

Twyla Smith tells all kinds of stories, specializing in Middle Eastern folktales and Cinderella stories from various cultures. She is also a Kansas Wolf Trap and Baby Artsplay artist.


Twyla is phenomenal and does a fantastic job for our students. We love her.

S. Hoffman, K-1st grade, Franklin Elementary, Wichita

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