Storyteller, David Novak, is A Telling Experience! A multi-faceted exploration of story in performance and education. David works extensively in aesthetic education as a performing and teaching artist. He is an NC A+ Fellow and a National Storytelling Network Circle-of-Excellence Storyteller. David animates his programs, contrasting simplicity with complexity, the familiar with the surprising, the ordinary with the fabulous. From the simple power of the spoken word, to the circus high-jinx of a veteran entertainer. He offers a unique program of stories concerning universal themes of character, courage, caring and wonder. His background includes work with the Lincoln Center Institute for Arts Education and affiliated institutes across the country. David is also a featured artist at The National Storytelling Festival and tours extensively across the U.S. and abroad. Before moving to North Carolina, David worked withThe Disney Institute in Orlando, as Master Storyteller and Manager of Story Arts. He is adjunct instructor of Storytelling at East Tennessee State University, has published four books and numerous audio recordings.
73 Woodward Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
A storytelling residency with Teaching Artist David Novak. Students will learn to find and tell stories in their own lives and in the world around them.
Day 1: Storyteller, David Novak, presents A Telling Experience, a storytelling assembly for grades 3-5, followed by a talk-back with students.
• Introduce oral tradition • Model effective storytelling • Demonstrate different story types (folktale, personal story, creative) • Demonstrate different styles (finger play, string story, etc.)
Day 2: Setting the Scene: Notice and describe detals about a place.
• Share experience
• Use descriptive language
• Create listener involvement
< Follow-up: students identify a sequence of events (plot) that unfold in a remembered place. Activity: The Story String.>
Day 3: The Storyline: a tally of events
• Sequence events • Discover details • Create surprise
Day 4: Beautiful People: adding personality
• Create Character Voice • Create Character Body Language
Day 5: Relating to Others: finding the main idea.
• Finding meaning • Creating a satisfying ending
Day 6: A Telling Time: sharing our stories
• Effective Listening • Confident Speaking • Fluency
This Residency can conclude with an in-class sharing of stories during the school day, or as an after-school event for families, or both.
6 days @ 4 classes/contact hours per day max.
Open classroom or M/P room.
Determined by number of classes.
W-3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
SL-4. Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
L-3. Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. Choose words and phrases for effect.*
b. Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English.
From the Arts Education, Theatre Arts K-8 Standards:
3-4.C.1: Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.
3-4.C.2: Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings.
3-4.A.1: Analyze literary texts and performances.
Artist will work with School to reschedule if needed. In the event of cancellation, a fee in the amount of 20% the contracted total will be charged.