Andy Fraenkel – Dramatic Storytelling

Andy Fraenkel
3322 McCrearys Ridge Rd
Moundsville, WV 26041

Andy offers energetic, multicultural storytelling programs. He travels nationally and performs for all grade levels. His programs promote positive values (respect, courage), appreciation for world literature and cultures, self expression and he speaks about his experience immigrating to America as a child. He uses handheld, musical instruments from various countries to punctuate his stories. Programs for grades K-5: “Whomever We Meet, Wherever We Go.” For grades 6-9: “Tales of the Heart – Stories of Courage” and Coleridge’s classic, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” Study guides provided. Presentation tailored to your needs. Andy has workshops for students (“Tell it!, Write It!”) and a master class for teachers. Minimum of three units per school.

Availability: throughout the year; Grades: K-6; 7-9 Requirements: table, prefers large room or gym where kids can sit on floor; Time; 45 minutes.

Andy is a recipient of the WV 2005 Artist Fellowship Award in Children’s Literature. He has been a professional storyteller in schools for 25 years. He holds a B.A. in Theater (CUNY) and has also performed Off B’way and regional theater.

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  • Curriculum Guide Grades K-2

    • Language Arts and Social Studies

      • Active listening
      • Stories
      • Folktales
      • Body language
      • Values: respect for others, environment
    • Math and Science

      • Five senses
      • Time
      • Seasons
      • Respect for the earth
    • Arts

      • Dramatic play
      • Movement and sound
      • Oral communication
  • Curriculum Guide Grades 3-4

    • Language Arts and Social Studies

      • Stories
      • Role playing
      • Oral communication
      • Sequencing
      • Appalachian cultures
      • Other lands
    • Math and Science

      • Life cycles
      • Observation
      • Respect for environment
    • Arts

      • Drama
      • Characterization
      • Mime
      • Musical instruments
  • Curriculum Guide Grades 5-6

    • Language Arts and Social Studies

      • Oral communication/interpretation
      • Stories
      • Tales
      • Myths
      • World cultures
    • Math and Science

      • Survival of fittest
      • Interdependency in nature
      • Problem solving
    • Arts

      • Artist/student interaction
      • Music and culture