Teacher’s Guide

Part 1 — Teaching Tools

Teaching Storytelling

Tips for telling stories, storytelling games for the classroom, and more

Multicultural Lesson Plans

Pre and post festival lessons

About Tellers

Background on the tellers and their work

Books & Resources

Storytelling resources

Part 2 — Online Resources

Teaching Aids

Storytelling lesson plans, handouts, story collections and more.


Web sites of this year’s storytellers.


Stories and activities from the tellers’ traditions.

Storytelling Organizations

Books, recordings, events, workshops, and story collections.

Student Resources

Interactive sites with online stories, story activities, story prompts, and more

Part 3 — Activities for State Standards

Activities for State Standards

Activities aligned to English and language arts state standards indicators for grades 1–10.

Upcoming Events

8:00 pm Folksinger and Storyteller Don W...
Folksinger and Storyteller Don W...
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Folksinger and Storyteller Don White @ Sky Room at Sakana of Tokyo | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Fundraiser for the Kurt Vonnegutt Museum Tickets are $20/Advance or $50 for dinner/Show Purchase tickets online Don White, a working-class family man from Lynn, Massachusetts, shares his unique perspective through stories and songs in this[...]
7:30 pm Talk of the Town featuring Bill ...
Talk of the Town featuring Bill ...
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Talk of the Town featuring Bill Harley @ Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Funnier Later told by Bill Harley Sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg Before the Curtain Tickets: $50/Advance Only General Admission Tickets: $35/Advance, $40/Door Purchase online or call 317-232-1882 Signed for the deaf and hearing impaired Two-time[...]
2:00 pm Grownups are Strange told by Bil...
Grownups are Strange told by Bil...
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Grownups are Strange told by Bill Harley @ Central Library | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
In collaboration with the Indianapolis Public Library Clowes Auditorium, Level 2 Tickets: Free The Learning Curve of the Indianapolis Public Library and Storytelling Arts of Indiana invites you and your family to attend “Grownups are[...]