Professional Development

Discovering the Power of the Written Word

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Discovering the Power of the Written Word


Learn techniques for supporting students’ development of reading and writing skills in Discovering the Power of the Written Word, a professional development workshop. Storytelling, drama, dance, and creative writing can both motivate students and enhance understanding of high-level vocabulary words, improve self-confidence, strengthen literacy skills, develop self-respect, and create positive group dynamics.  Additionally, by dramatizing their own stories, students discover the excitement and power in knowing how to transform a spoken language into a written story.

*All workshops longer than 90 minutes include an on-site orientation meeting.

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"Watching the children put all their energy into a drama was so perfect! They were able to truly show their emotions."

Laura, Holabird Academy

"Great connection to the students – great performance!"

Melanie, PTA Coordinator

"I'm so glad that my students got to experience the dynamic storytelling of Arianna Ross. Her use of humor, art, music, movement, and literature engaged all of our students in the program. The varied ways that students were involved in the story being told engaged their imaginations and strengthened their listening skills."

Holly, Music Teacher, Kingsville Elementary