This article describes a method of exploring and expanding literacy using dramatic storytelling techniques. In this program, we paired drama teaching artists with teachers to engage young students in literacy-based exercises in a unique and fun way.
Shoreline Reading Intervention 2016 at Briarcrest Elementary School. Teachers and teaching artists collaborated on bringing traditional literacy curriculum to life through dramatic storytelling for classrooms of students K-3 and ELL.
During the spring of 2016, foundry10 teamed up with Shoreline School District to provide a week-long math and reading program that had an integrated drama component with the goal of enhancing student skills and motivation. See the results here!
In the summer of 2015, foundry10 partnered with the Shoreline School District to offer the dramatic arts as part of a summer intervention for incoming third grade students testing below average in reading.
In summer 2016, we took our knowledge and skillset in dramatic arts to the International Conference on Imagination and Education.