Storytelling Arts of Indiana

Storytelling Arts of Indiana

Storytelling Arts of Indiana promotes the art of storytelling by creating opportunities in Indiana for diverse audiences of all ages to listen and share stories and by showcasing tellers who entertain and inspire. Our education programs includes workshops, residencies and performances.


How to Tell World Folktales


Program description

In this workshop/residency, students will listen and read folktales, learn how to tell folktales as well as learn how to evaluate and coach each other in the art of storytelling.

Program Detail

Program type: In-School Residency, Workshop/Class (In-School)
Artistic Discipline: Storytelling
Cultural Origin: Multi-Cultural
Subject: Language Arts
Population served: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Bilingual: No
 Available dates:


 Available times:

School hours

Length of program: 1 hour a day for 5 days
Space / technical requirements:

Classroom setting. No technical requirements



Fees / Ticketing:

$500 (includes a planning meeting with the teacher and five hours in the classroom)


SL.1 – Learning Outcome for Speaking and Listening: Develop and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Develop and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions
SL.3 – Comprehension: Develop and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
SL.4 – Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Develop and apply speaking skills to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of situations

Supporting Materials

Various storytelling activities for the classroom



Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes


Storytelling Arts of Indiana uses the best storytellers in the state for this program. The storytellers have been hired many times for various programs sponsored by Storytelling Arts of Indiana.

Cancellation Policy

In case of weather or other types of emergency, the storyteller and the school may reschedule within the same school year for a date and time that works for both parties. A school may cancel up to 30 days notice for no reason.


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