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The We Tell Stories
Los Angeles Unified School District
Arts Education Package:

On Our Feet In Open Court PLUS 

We Tell Stories is a member of the Arts Community Partnership Network (ACPN), a project of the Arts Education Branch of the Los Angeles Unified School District. ACPN coordinates the efforts of arts organizations in support dance, music, theatre and visual arts instruction, K-12.

The We Tell Stories LAUSD Arts Education Package, which is offered through ACPN, is called On Our Feet In Open Court PLUS.

This arts education package is specifically designed to accompany Open Court Reading (OCR) adopted by Los Angeles Unified School District as their literacy initiative. LAUSD fully funds this 3-6 week package for Arts Program Schools.

We Tell Stories applies its unique educational philosophy and process of turning stories into plays to teach state required Theatre Arts Standards, connecting Language Arts Standards, with OCR skills and strategies.

We Tell Stories offers assemblies based on the OCR stories for grades K-5. Each 45-minute assembly contains up to three story-plays based on OCR stories.

Direct-instruction classroom workshops based on OCR stories are available for teachers and students. PLUS Workshops are available in the same format as all other We Tell Stories workshops.

All PLUS package components are presented by WTS master artists/teachers who model highly interactive, inventive approaches to learning, working with OCR stories from 2000 and 2002 editions. PLUS instills in students and educators the abilities and motivation to produce a community of active, avid readers and learners.

Click here to read about On Our Feet In Open Court PLUS components.

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