Artist: Noa Baum
Type: Assemblies / Performances
This storytelling assembly helps students develop qualities of character and skills to prevent bullying. Noa introduces students to the importance of citizenship and character education using stories from around the world. Noa uses various forms of audience participation, including chants, songs, sounds effects, and movements.
Sample Common Core Connections
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.3: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.3: 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.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building
on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Standard 1.0 Mental and Emotional Health: Students will demonstrate the ability to use mental and emotional health knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance
Audience Limit: 250
Program Length: 45 minutes
Appropriate for Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, All Grades
Assembly Price: $480
Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $675
Workshop Cost per Day: NA
Workshop Materials Fee: NA
Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.
- Microphone on stand
- Performance space with no doors (that are used during performance) behind Noa
- Students seated in semi-circles or theater style
- Small table or stool with no back on stage for Noa's water
Noa was warm and engaging. She established immediate rapport with the audience, giving clear cues for decorum, but lots of space for appropriate response and participation. Her stories were mesmerizing, her timing impeccable, and her connection with the children genuine. Loved her!
Nan, Principal, AlephBet Jewish Day School
I appreciated the diverse nature of the stories Noa told both at the performance and on her CD. She brought in elements of the cultures that the stories sprang from and made the stories come alive with her dramatic telling of them. Noa is truly an exceptional performer.
Katherine, Parent of a Waverly Elementary student
Noa is fantastic! She brings her stories alive so that this petite woman actually resembles a lion, a turtle--actually any character she takes on, when performing--without costume! I cannot say enough about Noa--the teachers, staff and most importantly the students were captivated by her storytelling.
Pamela, Oakland Terrace Elementary PTA