Storytelling and More!
From picture books to chapter books, this class will teach you to take written text and present it in creative ways! With Storytelling, you will retell stories in your own words. The Oral Interpretation component will walk you through paying homage to an author by staying true to the text. Preparing and presenting a speech with visual aids will give you and your students confidence in front of others! What's most exciting about this course is that you can use these three genres of Public Speaking in your current History, Science, and Literature units while implementing the ELA Common Core Standards!
I have a BA in English and an MA in Theatre. My Masters Thesis explored California’s Visual and Performing Arts Standards. My teaching experience includes third-fifth grade elementary, Beginning Acting Instructor at San Jose State University, and Artist-in-Residence Teacher through San Joaquin County for K-8 Theatre and Improvisation. I taught Speech, Storytelling, and Improvisation for 5-8th graders for three years in Tracy, CA. I acted professionally in Los Angeles and love to inspire others to explore how theatre can be life-changing!