The Art of Word Weaving opens up a world of expression for children new to America.
We are publishing a curriculum to help teachers and parents tell stories that make children's oral comprehension and word retention effortless. Our curriculum has wide appeal and is especially useful for young English Language Learners. We have titled our storytelling curriculum “The Art of Word Weaving.”
We bring the arts into academics. Our methods are inspired by the principles and practices of Waldorf education. We use storytelling to actively engage learners: vocabulary is woven into each storyline and sound and syntax assume meaning in script and song.
Sometimes adults are afraid to make to up stories, but our guide makes it easy! It starts with the basics including: how to shape the arc of a narrative, how to enliven it with gestures and repetitions, and how to embed it with required vocabulary. Active learning and deep immersion are key, so we explain how to make the story engaging. The second part of our guide features examples of culturally diverse stories.
We will use The Art of Word Weaving in our own program and will distribute it through our website and teacher training workshops.
Cairn Hill would like to add a special thank you to Jill Singer and Rob Pilkington for their help with the film!
Nearly half of households in Malden report that their primary language is not English. Many of these families struggle to make ends meet and some face homelessness. Our program will work directly with Malden's immigrant children, enriching their academic day with arts programming and providing invaluable language development activities.
Waldorf Education is independent school movement over 75 years old old with more than 120 schools in the US and 900 world wide. The curriculum is arts-based and developmentally appropriate. Children learn through different modalities to love learning. Learn more at: www.whywaldorfworks.org
Cairn Hill, Inc's tax-exempt 501c3 status is pending. It is fully expected that the organization will receive tax exemption. At that point, any funds received after June 1, 2012 will be eligible for tax deduction. Documentation is available on request.
Unfortunately, Kickstarter accepts only payments through Amazon. Only Amazon payments count towards achieving our goal of $12,000 by September 1st.
Cairn Hill would be very grateful for your direct support for our ongoing programs! However, checks will not count towards this particular curriculum goal of September 1st. We would be delighted to be in contact with you about future contributions. Please email us at email@example.com for more information. Thanks !
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For $1 to $19 we will express our thanks with a eurhythmy gesture of gratitude.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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We don't have a walkway of bricks, but we will etch your initials on a block crayon in our classroom, temporarily immortalizing your generosity.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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We will send you an electronic version of the story collection for you to enjoy and we'll publicly thank you on our website. If you want the crayon etching reward, we can throw that in too.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Thank you! We will mail you a 4x6 frameable print of the cover painting. We will also send you an electronic version of the story collection for you to enjoy and we'll publicly thank you on our website.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Many, many thanks! We will include your name, or any name of your choosing in our collection of stories. We'll send you a hard copy of The Art of Word Weaving so you can see what you've been up to. We will also acknowledge your generous contribution on our website.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012