Many of the stories I tell and courses I teach reflect the required Common Core State Standards of California.

Some of this seems obvious:


Problem Solving

Story Comprehension

Story Structure

Theme Comprehension

Understanding Narrative

Metaphor, Allegory, Hyperbole,  Comparison,  Irony, Foreshadowing the list goes on…..


But also:

Knowledge base of Myths and Fables

Multi-cultural experiences

Free Form Verse


But you probably don’t know I have stories about:

Water cycle

Faeries Don’t like littering!

Natural Selection


Ballet (I tell Swann Lake and we learn port-de-bras)

Being Kind


“Teachers are thus free to provide students with whatever tools and knowledge their professional judgment and experience identify as most helpful for meeting the goals set out in the standards.”