Women Who Rescued: Hear Their Stories, Then Cut, Draw, or Use Sign Language!

by  Author Valerie Marsh

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Celebrate Women's History Month by learning how Elizabeth Blackwell, Ida
Lewis, Mother Teresa, Margaret Brown, Tantoo Cardinal and others rescued! Your students
enjoy and then write their own heroine stories using unique writing
methods of cutting, drawing, sign language and tangrams. Interactive writing
fun! (We adapt this to your grade level.)

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $140.00


45 minutes to one hour, depending on your schedule.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Homeschoolers

Minimum participants:

Just one!

Maximum participants:

Two classes together or about 45 students for optimum interactivity.

Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Fine Arts, International, Leadership, Literacy, Performing Arts, Problem Solving, Reading, Social Studies/History, Writing Storytelling

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

No charge for cancellation due to weather related school closures.

About This Provider

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Author Valerie Marsh

Johns Island, SC
United States

     Valerie is the author of 13 storytelling books, a writing teacher, and storyteller. Her books include Paper Cutting Stories A to Z, A Treasury of Trickster Tales, Mystery-Fold: Stories to Tell Draw, and Fold, and Story Puzzles: Tales in the Tangram Tradition. Other books include Puppet Tales, and Heroes & Heroines.
     Valerie uses unique ways to tell tales for all ages including "Paper-Cutting" (fold and cut), "Mystery-Fold" (draw and fold), "Story Puzzles" (creating tangram figures), and Sign Language, She offers workshops for students, and professional development for teachers. Her story methods are easy, involve audience participation and get kids excited about writing! No matter which program you request, Valerie tailors her program to your class! Easy and fun!
      Miss Liz Science Wiz joins Valerie for the Action Science programs. Miss Liz uses puppets and physical actions to anchor basic scientific facts presented in our programs. Miss Liz will have your students acting out all kinds of physical and life science concepts!

Please note: All of our programs are for learners in school or at home, or both!

Author Valerie Marsh
317 441 0158

Program Details


1. We develop a paper-cutting story about Elizabeth Blackwell or Ida Lewis and explore how students can create their own paper cut symmetrical objects as it relates to a story.
2. Students discuss "Character, Problem, Solution" and how to apply to their writing.
3. We enjoy a different storytelling method such as Draw and Tell, or Sign Language or Tangrams to tell a second story about a different heroine.
4. Thinking of the different heroines that they know in their own lives or ones that they have read about, students create their own story using one of these hands-on writing methods.


Students will:
1. be able to explain how the women rescued people in trouble
2. understand the different types of rescues involved
3. gain an appreciation and understanding of the heroic acts these women preformed
4. create his/her story to tell using one of Valerie's hands-on methods.
5. tell her/his own version of one of the stories
6. be able to identify the important parts of a story.
7. compare one of these stories to a famous person that he/she is already familiar with.
8. develop an awareness and appreciation of stories that are told orally

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Valerie will tailor this program to meet your particular standard objectives.
-Literacy RL K to 8, RL 1 to 10,
-Writing WK.1 to 8.10
-Speaking & Listening SL K,1 to 5.6
-Art NA-TK-4.2, NA-VA.K-4.1-3, NA-VA.K-4.6, NA-D.K-4.1-3

State Standards

Valerie will identify your state standards if you would like.- just let her know!