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Sherry Norfolk

Contact Name: Sherry Norfolk

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Phone: (404) 401-2737

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Sherry Norfolk, an award-winning storyteller, author and teaching artist, performs and presents nationally and internationally. As a performing artist, she is a dynamic storyteller, telling well-crafted and age-appropriate folktales from around the world. She is co-editor with Lyn Ford of Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs, and with Jane Stenson of The Storytelling Classroom series (four books that explore rigorous, standards-based storytelling strategies for learning across the curriculum). As a Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist and Young Audiences Teaching Artist, Sherry is a recognized leader in arts integration.

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Program Title: Puritans in New England

Program Type: Arts Integration

Program Description:

Seeing history through the eyes of the people who lived it makes it personal, meaningful and relevant. This lesson plan introduces the Puritans from the perspective of a Puritan woman through a short narrative that includes several “informational paragraphs.” Students are then asked to choose and research a specific aspect of Puritan life and write an informational essay that includes a topic sentence, supportive details, and concluding statement. They will then choose a character from whose perspective they will share the informational orally, bringing the character life through body language, character voice and expression.

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Program Title: TRICKSTERS: COMPARE & CONTRAST EXPOSITORY WRITING

Program Type: Arts Integration

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Storytelling provides a viable strategy for engaging diverse learners in the compare & contrast process, allowing even struggling readers to practice analyzing the content, successfully comparing & contrasting characters, settings and events.

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Program Title: Ants & Grasshopper: Opinion Writing

Program Type: Arts Integration

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Setting information writing into narrative contexts engages the imagination and attention of the students, and makes the writing more meaningful and relevant!

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