About This Program
The Talking Stone: Tales from the Iroquois, Pauite, and Hopi People
In The Talking Stone: Tales from the Iroquois, Pauite, and Hopi People, Carolyn uses storytelling and puppetry in a humorous and imaginative way to retell three Native American legends—“The Talking Stone,” “The North Star,” and “The Wind Spirit.” Each story is a teaching tool that fosters a curiosity among students about the environment and our place in the natural world.
Want to schedule The Talking Stone: Tales from the Iroquois, Pauite, and Hopi People, but want to present Carolyn to students older than third grade? Consider adding a second performance of The Knee High Man on the same day. The Knee High Man is perfectly suited for fourth and fifth graders.
Sample Common Core connections
RL.3.2 Reading Literature: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
W.5.9 Writing: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
L.4.5 Language: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings
"What impressed us the most was Carolyn’s ability to bring out the creativity in our students."
"Inspired the students to problem-solve and use creativity."
"She had a strong voice and a good understanding of the audience needs…kept the children's attention!"