Story Works: Guideline and Goals for Classroom Storytelling Workshops (9-12)

Regan Brooks
Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
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Regan Brooks


These guidelines are designed to support high school students as they explore and share true, first-person stories that matter to them.

Adapted from ethical principles originally developed by Story Center (formerly the Center for Digital Storytelling) and developed with involvement from high school students who have gone through Story Works Alaska's free, in-school and out-of-school workshops, these guidelines invite educators to make space for choice, support wellness, and allow students to explore what matters to them.

Note: If you are interested in additional high school storytelling resources and are unable to find them here, please email and let us know what you are looking for.

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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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