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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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K-5 Assembly Programs and Residencies


Program Description

Lona Bartlett, a former classroom teacher, has multiple arts integrated assembly, lessons and residency programs available . All presentations are connected to the Common Core and Essential Standards.

Be sure to visit for more information and additional programing. Don’t see what you need, give Lona a call and ask for a custom designed program for your


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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Music, Puppetry, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Engineering, English, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Music, Other, Science, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Population Served Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Programing is available year round.

Available times:

To meet your schedule.

Space / technical requirements:

Minimal space required.


Stationary or classroom to classroom.

Fees / Ticketing:

Assembly Programs: Same day, same location

One presentation $600

Two presentations $900

Three presentations $1100

Please call for residency pricing.



NC Standard Course of Study:

Standards listed are examples only and represent the diversity of programing. Common Core Standards are specific to each lesson and are avaliable upon request.

3.NBT Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic. 4. 1. Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to   the nearest 10 or 100.

CCSS. ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determinetheir central message, lesson, or moral.

CCSS. ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2/A Distinguish lonag from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllagle words.

K.A.1 Analyze literary texts and performances. K.A.1.1 Recall the basic parts of a story, such as characters, setting, and events. K.A.1.2 Analyze events in  relationship to the setting where they take place in formal and informal productions.






NC Essential Standards:

Standards listed are examples only and represent the diversity of programing. Common Core Standards are specific to each lesson and are avaliable upon request.

Health Education 2.MEH.1 Understand the relationship among healthy expression of emotions, mental health, and healthy behavior. 2.MEH.1.1 Identify appropriate standards for behavior.

Arts Standards: Theater Arts 1.C.1 Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings. 1.C1.2 Use creative drama techniques, such as storytelling or puppetry, to demonstrate vocal variety.

1.L.1 Understand characteristics of various environments and behaviors of humans that enable plants and animals to survive. 1.L.1.1 Recognize that plants and animals need air, water, light, space, food and shelter and that these may be found in  their environment.

Science 2.L.1 Understand animal life cycles. 2.L.1.1 Summarize the life cycle of animals 2.L.1.2 Compare life cycles of different animals such as, but nat limited to, mealworms, ladybugs, crickets, guppies or frogs.

Theatre Arts



3.C.2 Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings. E.C.2.1 Use improvisation to present a variety of simple stories or situations.



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


  • Makes Sense- When we work together it all Makes Sense


  • Children love to participate in puppetry and storytelling.


“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

There is a $300 cancellation fee. If the event is rescheduled within 3 weeks cancellation fee can be applied to the cost of the rescheduled event.