Bringing stories to life at Hart Elementary

Literacy to Life is a FREE eight-week school residency program that takes place in low income Title-I classrooms. Teaching artists use interactive drama, storytelling, and writing exercises to help students develop creative writing skills and an enthusiasm for language arts.  After the eight weeks of creative writing workshops, our ensemble of professional actors take the student’s writings and bring them with a performance in front of the whole school.

This spring we are returning to Hart Elementary to work with two 3rd grade classes.  This means that 40 students will have their stories brought to life in front of the whol school.  We just had our last day with the students, and they are really excited about the show.  Our research has shown that this program truly changes the way these students see themselves as writers.

Enjoy some clips from our performance last semester at Hart!

Food War – Literacy to Life from Paramount Youth on Vimeo.

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