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Nieta Wigginton

Nieta Wigginton

Arts Education Artist
  • Storytelling

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    Potential Residency Project

    Storytelling: Do You See What I See?

    Audience:
    Elementary School Students – Grades 1-3
    Elementary School Students – Grades 4-5
    Middle School Students – 6-8​

    Lesson Plans
    The focus of these stories will be for social and emotional learning. The telling of the stories recognizes the importance of students adjusting as they re-enter the classroom space after the 2019-2020 and 2021 virtual/in class hybrid experiences.
    Students, like the characters in the stories, are learning to practice self–care while being part of family and community units. Opportunities await them and they see them as they adjust their lens.

    These stories can be applied in any classroom setting and will contribute to the goal of classroom management.
    Note: If applied in a science classroom, an additional layer will be added into the stories to align.

    Stories come from African Diaspora, Indigenous Americans (e.g. Cherokee and Navajo), Appalachia and Asia​


    Storytelling: One Message with Many Tellers

    Audience:
    Elementary School Students – Grades 1-3
    Elementary School Students – Grades 4-5
    Middle School Students – 6-8

    Lesson Plans
    • Align the activities clearly to the standards for Reading, Language Arts and Social Studies per the grade level of residency request and link with art best practices/standards to help teacher make links between the learning opportunities provided by art
    • Present global information as linkage
    • Enforce literacy standards via story telling
    • Enable students to participate in the story telling process
    • Empower students to adapt and/or re-create the stories in their voices
    • Encourage students to practice the art of storytelling
    • Include in the storytelling experience the revelation of careers told through the stories (i.e. from the telling of the story – e.g. author, illustrator, costume, set --- to the careers in the story – farmer, astronomer etc.)​

    Stories come from African Diaspora, Indigenous Americans (e.g. Cherokee and Navajo), Appalachia and Asia





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