Artist in Residency Grant - Round 2

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Talahi Community School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2013
End Date
April 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$400
Direct expenses
$3,400
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

It is expected that the measureable outcomes will include for each child the ability to read orally a variety of different pieces of children’s literature with a new confidence. They now will be able to stand in front of their classmates without any hesitation and orally express themselves in a new way. In reading orally they will also be able to use different levels of their voices to show feelings about what they are orally reading. Another useful new talent will be in showing different levels of facial expressions as they read. Please keep in mind that oral expression training usually does not take place until high school in speech classes. For second grade students to now have a chance to be introduced to oral reading training is unique and special.By the end of this two week residency children will be able to read at least two pieces of children’s literature orally with a variety of voice expressions. They will show different types of body expression to show feelings about what they will be reading. Also, in orally reading in small groups they will be working as a team to bring a piece alive. This project will give each child a chance to draw upon two to three different ways to express themselves orally. In the final program they will draw upon two of these methods.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In this residency the second grade students over a two week period learned about world of Readers Theater. The climax of the residency was the oral reading by each child on the last day of the residency. The children read from scripts from a number of pieces of children’s literature. Some of the children read their pieces individually and at other times it was a short script from a poem or story. It was during these oral readings that each teacher kept a record of how each child read their script with voice differences, a variety of facial expressions and different body movements. While the two week residency was not a long time to incorporate all of these areas in an excellent way the children all displayed a good fundamental understanding of what Readers Theater was all about. The chance to do oral readings while their parents were present added so much to the final day and was a good motivation for them as they so much wanted to please them. Each child at this closing event read from two pieces of literature. Also present were at least two other classes of second graders to hear the readings of their classmates.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Al Dahigren, Les Green, Peter Hamerlinck, Cindy Harner, Bruce Mohs, Jerry VonKorff, Dennis Whipple
Project Overview
Readers Theater at Talahi
Project Details
Talahi would like to bring Mary Dank to our school to conduct a two week residence in Readers Theater for the second grade students. We want to have the children learn how to orally present a many different readings from literature in a variety of ways.
Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Bowden
Organization Name
Talahi Community School
Street Address
1321 University Dr SE
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56304
Phone
(320) 251-7551
Email
jmbowden23@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; Janice Courtney: arts advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota, management, fundraising, Human Resources, mission-guided organizational planner.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; Janice Courtney: arts advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota, management, fundraising, Human Resources, mission-guided organizational planner.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No