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Lona Bartlett - Storyteller, Puppeteer, Educator & Speaker

Lona Bartlett - Storyteller, Puppeteer, Educator & Speaker

Lona Bartlett is a performance artist, storyteller, puppeteer and educator at schools, libraries, conferences, churches, festivals, corporate and special events. Degrees in education and a small town upbringing in the Catskill Mountains open a gateway to a long list of presentations. No matter the

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Professional Development:Using Puppets and Storytelling to Build Literacy and Communication Skills


Program Description

Learn how to use puppets to increase literacy in multiple areas and develop language skills.

Learn proper puppet manipulation of several types of puppets and how to help students to imporve development of fine motor skills.

Learn to use movement and voice to communicate feelings and ideas and build confidence in public speaking.

Those taking part in this workshop will use several types of


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Program Detail

Program type: Professional Development
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Multi-discipline, Puppetry, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: Multicultural, Other
Subject: English, Language Arts, Literacy, Other, Theatre Arts
Population Served Teachers
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Year round

Available times:

To fit  your schedule


I come to you.

Fees / Ticketing:

One hour: $500

Two hours: $700

Three hours: $900



NC Standard Course of Study:

Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

NC Essential Standards:

C.1 Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.

AE.1 Understand how to design technical theatre components,such as costumes, sets, props,
makeup, lighting, and sound.

A.1 Analyze literary texts and performances.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


“When Lona Bartlett visits, it’s as though we’re transported to a magical place. Time stops and students forget that they are learning. Her lessons are engaging, inspiring, memorable, and fun. Our students and staff always look forward to seeing Mrs. Bartlett. Lona Bartlett has that special something, she is truly amazing!”
–Deborah Hastings, Rankin Elementary teacher

“Her voice and face come alive when she begins to tell a story. Using imagination and creativity, she weaves words into stories that teach and entertain.”
– Kim Becknell Williams, Charlotte Observer

“Lona Bartlett is the best story teller for vivid descriptions and creativity that will keep any audience interested and attentive! She has the talent to make literature of any type dynamic! The delivery of her stories and characters are amazing due to their inspirational and informative attributes!

The American Literary Society is glad to support her efforts to promote reading and writing through the oration of literature.”
-Dr. Perry Spann, Founder and President
The American Literary Society for Higher Education (TALSHE)

Cancellation Policy

$200 cancellation fee. If the program is rescheduled within 3 week the cancellation fee may be applied.