The Organic Storyteller
Classroom Presentations, Curriculum Materials, Elementary School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies, Residencies, Workshops
Conflict Resolution, Conservation, Creative Writing, Culture Studies, Folktales, Literature, Oral Language, Poetry
The Organic Storyteller: Dr. Gail Neary Herman, the "Organic Storyteller," uses sound effects, mime, movement and song to present stories and folktales from around the world including Thailand, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Africa, China, and Taiwan. By encouraging students to add to stories as she tells them, their minds begin working and inventing. In addition to school assembly presentations, Dr. Herman offers workshops in storytelling, mime, and writing of family stories and tall tales. She also performs workshops in movement exploration and energy in the visual arts by relating art and sound to movement. Her new audio was a finalist for The Audies this year and was awarded a Parents Choice Silver award.
Creatures of Our Mind's Eye (preK-3) Stories about animals who solve their problems creatively by finding their unique differences and developing their individual talents. These stories nurture kindness and concern.
Folktales From Around the World (3-6) Stories from other lands that focus on global awareness, conflict resolution, and freedom of speech.
Tales of Mischievous Martha: True Stories from a Family Diary (6-8) True stories from a relative's journal written during her boarding school experiences.
Tall Stories and Tales (6-8) Interactive tall tales and fun for middle school students.