Read-Around-the-World Week: Day 5

Read-Around-the-World Week: Day 5

LINKS Homepage Summer Story Skills Summer School INTERNATIONAL STORY FACT #5 Bharatanatyam Indian temple dancers, or devadasis, perform bharatanatyam, a dance that is considered a form of prayer. The dances tell the stories of specific deities, such as Krishna or...
Read-Around-the-World Week: Day 4

Read-Around-the-World Week: Day 4

LINKS Homepage Summer Story Skills Summer School INTERNATIONAL STORY FACT #4 Rakugo This Japanese tradition is performed in monologues by a single storyteller, called a hanashika. The storytellers are similar to comedians, and they tell tales of daily life and...
Read-Around-the-World Week: Day 3

Read-Around-the-World Week: Day 3

LINKS Homepage Summer Story Skills Summer School INTERNATIONAL STORY FACT #3 Zajal The classical Arabic version of a poetry slam or rap battle, Zajal originated in Lebanon and is practiced across the Middle East and the United Arab Emirates. Competitions pit one poet...
Read-Around-the-World Week: Day 2

Read-Around-the-World Week: Day 2

LINKS Homepage Summer Story Skills Summer School INTERNATIONAL STORY FACT #2 Chinese Shadow Puppetry Traditional shadow puppetry tells folk stories, issues moral lessons, and projects specific local customs. Most often seen at celebrations such as weddings or...
Read-Around-the-World Week: Day 1

Read-Around-the-World Week: Day 1

LINKS Homepage Summer Story Skills Summer School INTERNATIONAL STORY FACT #1 Hula You might not know it while on an island vacation luau, but traditional hula dancers dance not to a beat, but to language, Hawaiian-language chants or songs. Without the words, the dance...
Illustration Week: Bonus Day 6!

Illustration Week: Bonus Day 6!

LINKS Homepage Summer Story Skills Summer School Have you ever noticed a really good illustration in a story and thought… wow, I’d love to be able to draw like that? Illustrations really bring stories to life. This week, authors and illustrators are going...