Celebrating the art of creative reading through Performed Storytelling and the Arts

Crossing the Threshold
Stories of Courage and Dreams

Fiction and Non-Fiction by author illustrators from the Eric Carle Picture Book Museum

In 2021 we bring to schools Performed Storytelling about characters with courage and determination, who fulfill their dreams and inspire others to pursue their own. Our selection also crosses the threshold of fiction to step into the biographies of ground-breaking visionaries.

We continue to celebrate the art of inspiring artists, by exploring their visual narratives and design.

For a complete outline of the programme, please send us an email to: mmanteo@supportlearning.com.ar

PERFORMED STORYTELLING

KINDER

Rocking with the Incredible Five!

Based on Punk Farm and Punk Farm on Tour by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Chicken and his friends break the boundaries of farmland to become the most amazing animal band – ever!

KINDER AND GR 1

Sniff, sniff ! Dog on the trail!

Based on The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Sarah Ogilvie

Ms Dog Detective follows her infallible sense of smell to race beyond the village fence… what new mystery will she solve?

GRADES 1, 2 AND 3

Integrated Project on William Steig with The Magic Pebble, Brave Irene and Shrek

In this classic trilogy of Children’s Literature by acclaimed author illustrator William Steig, characters overstep the ordinary to meet the extraordinary – with amazing strength, candor and faith.

GRADE 1

Sylvester and the Extraordinary Pebble

Based on The Magic Pebble by William Steig

GRADES 2 AND 3

An Explosion of Courage

Based on  Brave Irene  and  Shrek by William Steig

Storytelling and Music

GRADES 4 AND UP

Stories of Faith and Freedom

Based on Before She was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome & James E. Ransome, Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine & Kadir Nelson, and Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson & James Ransome

Heartwarming true stories of freedom-seekers that found their truth on daring quests.
Weaving stories, music and quilting art.

Faith Ringgold’s Optional Module: Quilting Art and Writing

Visual artist featured: Faith Ringgold with Tar Beach and Aunt Harriet’s Underground in the Sky

VISUAL THINKING THROUGH STORIES & ART

GRADES  2-5

Splash of Colour and Music

In this workshop Lydia Stevens walks children through a sensorial journey, clearly following visual thinking routines around an abstract painting by Wassily Kandinsky. Participants also step into the world of the young artist, who discovered he perceived colours and music in unison. This session is spiced up with Performed Storytelling and creative imagination games to promote self-expression, as springboard for writing and illustration work by students.
Extension activities are provided for teachers to carry on with this project.
Cited work: The Noisy Paintbox by Barb Rosenstock (author) and Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)

GRADES  4 AND UP

The Whimsical World of Dreams

In this workshop Tom Harris leads students into the strange and whimsical world of Giuseppe Arcimboldo and how that world inspired the Czech Illustrator Peter Sis in his book The Three Golden Keys. The workshop encourages the students to see new meaning in everyday objects and find fun in making artworks from them. It also explores how that imagery relates to dreams, like the dream described in Peter Sis’ beautifully illustrated journey into his own past. Peter Sis is a Christian Andersen award-winner. The story is musically brought to life by Tom.

Visual thinking routines set children thinking with a view to promoting self-expression through creative writing and illustration work.
Extension activities are provided for teachers to carry on with this project.
Cited Book: The Three Golden Keys by Peter Sis