Storytelling to Writing - Andrea Lovett - Arts For Learning Massachusetts


Storytelling to Writing Residency

Type: Residency|Remote
Art Form: Storytelling & ELA
Grade Level: 3-12
Scheduling Request

Students will learn storytelling tools and strategies that can easily be applied to the writing process, a strategy that has been proven to increase students’ language skills and build their overall comprehension skills, allowing for a fuller and broader language development process. The process begins with the students telling their own personal narratives using prompts and guided imagery. Working with their peers, students identify their stories’ strengths and discuss the natural metaphors, similes, and the power of first and last sentences discovered within the storytelling process. Using this new knowledge, students create story maps and put pen to paper, writing, revising, and polishing their enhanced narratives to be presentation-ready. Workshops' content and length can be modfied to meet schools' needs. 

Program available in person, or live online.

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 30
Curriculum Connection: Mass Curriculum Frameworks for English Language Arts and Literacy speaking and Listening Standards Pre-K–5 9 (R.L 1.1 & R.L 1.3): Students will be able to tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details and speak in audibly and coherent sentences.

 Residency Workshops: $150-$350
What is a residency?

Travel: $50 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts



Planning fee based upon scope of residency.



  • A teacher in the room to support artist and address student needs.
  • For a full residency, a minimum of 3 contacts with each class culminating in a sharable project, is recommended. Schools must schedule at least two workshops in a single day. Schools preferring a more introductory residency can schedule a total of one introductory skills workshop for each of their classes with no culminating event.
  • 1 reserved parking space.
  • Writing materials for the students.
  • Handouts and activity sheets copied as needed.


Remote (live online)
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

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