Storytelling

Beam an artist into your classroom to lead the fast, fun storytelling process developed by Trickster. In each 75 minute session you’ll create an original story from a picture prompt.

These programs can be booked by the school or an individual class. 

Programs

On-Line

3-9 Storytelling

FREE - Introductory Offer to a limited number of schools.

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On-Line

Atelier de Récit 3e-9e Année

FREE - Introductory Offer to a limited number of schools.

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Dig Deeper Into the Trickster Storytelling Process

Coming soon! You will be able to book us for a PD day workshop where we can show teachers from your school how students can create great stories quickly.

Looking for more information? We offer webinars to introduce you to our Trickster Programs

What Teachers are Saying

Trickster Theatre does it again! Their online storytelling workshop was a huge success for my class and a creative way to work around the COVID restrictions that prevent guests from being present in schools. Clear and engaging resources were shared with us to support the process of story creation and telling during the workshop. We have used these resources several times in Language Arts class since! Our instructor Dani was engaging, spoke clearly, and demonstrated amazing classroom management skills...from a Chromebook! The students were challenged to think about storytelling in novel ways that brought out fun and creative ideas. Thank you Dani and thank you Trickster Theatre!

- Sabrena, Parkview School, Edmonton 2020-21

If you are looking for a new, active way of getting your students to write, the residency is spectacular. It takes everyone out of their comfort zone to get them to experience the story before writing it. Fantastic! 

- Valérie, Banff Trail School, Calgary 2018-19

Our Trickster artist, Alyson, was a cheerful, encouraging individual. She ensured all students voices were heard and she was focused on her goals during the presentation.

Renee, Fort Saskatchewan School, Ft Saskatchewan 2020-21

Thank you for another great week of learning and writing! Can't wait to see what happens between now and your next visit. 

- Teacher, École Joe Clark, High River 2018-19

As the week unfolded I could see the benefits of providing the movement patterns and the time to orally rehearse before writing. 

- Teacher, Elbow Park School, Calgary 2018-19

Thank you for coming into our classroom. My students were very excited to write their own stories after these workshops.

- Teacher, Highwood School, Calgary 2020-21

My class of diverse learners enjoyed this virtual field trip on storytelling. The ability to choose the final project allows the students to choose to do the retelling orally, pictorially, or in writing. The choice was their big buy-in factor. The storyboard pages are wonderful to let students make the choice in how they present the information (pictorially, written or a mix of both!) Our facilitator was kind, funny and kept the class on task. I wholly recommend this program to anyone looking to help teach students how to expand on an idea and provide more details. I will want to do this every year!

Tara, Meyonohk School, Edmonton 2020-21

This is a wonderful resource - especially for grade 6 teachers. It is a great way to practice developing a story from a picture prompt, which is exactly what is expected of students on the Language Arts PAT.

- Sarah, Noble Central School, Noble 2020-21

This was a great way for students to collaborate as a group to create an interesting story based on the class' input. The entire class was enthusiastic about the story telling process and were very engaged during the entire process.

- Janet, Hawkwood School, Calgary 2020-21

Thank you for coming into our classroom. My students were very excited to write their own stories after these workshops.

- Jamie, Rainbow Creek Elementary School 2020-21

My Grade 4 class had so much fun letting their creativity and imagination run wild with Jenny (our artist)! The workshop process encouraged my students to practice skills such as brainstorming ideas, developing a logical sequence of events, and editing and refining ideas to create a story with a clear and seamless beginning, middle, and end. I can't wait to build these skills and strategies into my own narrative writing workshops.

- Meagan, Jennie Emery Elementary School, Coaldale 2020-21

My class loved doing this story creating with Trickster Theatre!!

- Genelle, Lee Ridge School, Edmonton 2020-21

We use picture prompts all of the time and my kids have really struggled this year to write stories about them. I think this process will allow them to think about creating stories in a new and different way!

- Teacher, Rideau Park School, Edmonton 2020-21

Trickster Theatre... you guys ROCK!!! You came to our school prior to COVID for an in-person one-week theatre experience, and it was so incredible!! Now you have come back for a virtual storytelling workshop that was engaging and entertaining! Even my weakest students were excited to get on the chromebooks and tell their version of the story that they collectively created during the workshop! This technique with the jamboard was new to me, but I am very excited to learn how to integrate that into my teaching in the future. Thanks again Trickster... and I cannot wait to have you back in my classroom again as soon as possible!  

- Lisa, Rideau Park Elementary, Edmonton 2020-21

This was a great way to get students thinking deeper about how to tell interesting stories, as well as to encourage students to work together to build a story that incorporates many ideas!

- Kelsey, Meyonohk School, Edmonton 2020-21

Alyson (our artist) was very energetic and positive. My class came away with 2 story plans and excitement to write stories!

- Lisa, Central High Sedgewick Public School, Sedgewick 2020-21

My class was engaged the whole lesson and excited to complete the storyboard. The story board made the whole process accessible to those students who are not able to write with ease- they drew and wow- did they talk about their creations- for some a first. Thank you Jennifer (Artist)!

- Oldnall, Thickwood Heights School, Fort McMurray

The Storytelling Workshop was a wonderful experience for my Grade 3 French Immersion students! The class was engaged, eager to participate, and every student was able to contribute. Our presenter did a great job of guiding students to create a complete story as well as demonstrating and encouraging students to revise their ideas with additional details. Students will be able to draw on this experience to help them write their own stories in the future.

- Jade, École Parc Elementaire, Fort Saskatchewan 200-21

Ben led an excellent storytelling workshop. He listened to student voices and incorporated all of their ideas into one cohesive story. He redirected and guided students to tell the story on their terms and captured their stories beautifully. It was a great experience for the students and I highly recommend it.

- Jennifer, Cambrian Heights School, Calgary 2020-21

This was such a surprising and insightful way to get students to think so much deeper about story creation. I loved the step-by-step processes (idea shelf, central problem, the question cube, and putting the story in order) and how detailed they were. It helped the kids to reflect more profoundly on the ways they can improve their storytelling. The kids really enjoyed the one on one oral storytelling too. This whole process will be the method I use from now on.

Ben was an amazing facilitator as well; he was engaging, funny, knowledgeable, and was great with my students. Thank you!

- Spencer, École Parc Élémentaire, Fort Saskatchewan 2020-21

What an amazing program; I’m definitely going to continue using this format of storytelling with my students!

- Pei Yun, Brentwood School, Calgary 2020-21

This was an amazing experience for my students who have been online all year. The presenter did a fantastic job gaining their attention, and created a safe space where everyones answers were valid! All my students were engaged, including those who are sometimes shy with guest teachers!

- Michelle, Brentwood School, Calgary 2020-21

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Storytelling Notes...

Thank you for your enthusiasm – if Storytelling is sold out, please know that we typically add more on Monday mornings so make sure you check back on the website.

If you are looking for other activities for your class that can also be done with online classes and one of our artists, please check out our FREE Event Day programming here.

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