Arts for Learning is proud to partner with Pike Township Schools to bring “Arts for Learning Lessons” (A4L) to students at Central Elementary, Eastbrook Elementary, and College Park Elementary. This once-a-week residency includes several storytelling performances throughout the school year. This partnership is part of Pike Township’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool Program.
So what’s on the agenda for these students?
- Students at Central Elementary are working with professional teaching artist, Shawn Whistler to use Tableaux to retell scenes of “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” from the different characters’ perspectives.
- At Eastbrook Elementary, Carol Tharp-Perrin is introducing students to the practice of using Collage to highlight what they believe to be the key factors in determining whether Clemente should be considered an everyday hero by researching his life through texts including “Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates.”
- Will Gould, professional teaching artist, will work with College Park students to explore reading aloud in front of their peers with the classic “James and the Giant Peach.”
About Arts for Learning Lessons (A4L):
A4L brings rich arts lessons to students in grades pre-K through 8, while providing them with instruction and practice in strategies for reading comprehension, writing, and learning. A4L workshops focus on a particular art form and are built around one or more central texts, augmented by extended residencies led by artists of various disciplines. More information can be found here.