Workshop Descriptions

Make It, Tell It, Write It: Storytelling for the Classroom

Session 1: Grades K–2

Storytelling is a powerful and ancient tool. Join master storyteller Donald Davis as he explains how to help students develop, tell, and write their own personal stories. Donald will share an easy to use framework for creating stories that he developed after working with thousands of students. All participants will also receive lesson plans, worksheets, and a CD with sample stories. This workshop is specifically designed for teachers of grades K-2, where students are still developing their written language skills.

 

Session 2: Grades 3–6

Storytelling is a powerful and ancient tool. Join master storyteller Donald Davis as he explains how to help students develop, tell, and write their own personal stories. Donald will share an easy to use framework for creating stories that he developed after working with thousands of students. All participants will also receive lesson plans, worksheets, and a CD with sample stories. This workshop is specifically designed for teachers of grades 3-6.

 

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Donald Davis is considered one of the foremost storytellers in the country.  He has performed on PBS, NPR, CNN, and ABC as well as on some of America’s most prestigious stages including the Smithsonian, National Storytelling Festival, and World’s Fair. Donald has recorded over thirty albums and written eighteen books. Recordings of many of his stories are archived in The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Donald graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Davidson University and a Masters Degree from Duke University. Schools and districts around the country work with Donald on incorporate storytelling into their curriculum. He is visiting Utah from his home in Okracoke Island, North Carolina.