Rona doesn’t just tell stories, she embodies them with her signature dramatic style! Rona tells stories from many cultures and countries, as well as a few original stories, seamlessly moving between various characters and narrator in a dynamic performance. She uses physicality, voice, facial expressions and audience engagement to create a “Living Literacy” experience. Rona is passionate about sharing the power of storytelling…better known as oral language! Storytelling is a super-charged tool for developing “The Imagination Muscle”, while organically learning vocabulary, listening skills, auditory/visual/kinesthetic recall, sequencing, descriptive language, rhythm of language, story structure, nonverbal communication, cultural information and empathy. It can support reading and writing skills, be a springboard for discussion (i.e. character motivation, social-behavioral lessons and consequences, scientific facts) and it can give struggling learners a positive language experience. Rona’s stories entertain and teach…without preaching! Thematic Programs, GRADES K- 6: Environmental; kindness; self-esteem; Halloween. GRADES 6-8: “Say What?! Talk That Talk!”, a selection of more nuanced and sophisticated multi-cultural tales without sacrificing some humor! Thematic shows for 6-8: ; community; creepy; Stories of Justice, Freedom, Hope. Join her on a journey in your mind's eye! Follow-up workshops offered. Use this link to view a video except from this program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEopzMncMYU
Rona Leventhal is the real deal! She knows how to engage kids of all ages. She understands schools. She’s an Educator. And she’s lots of fun! For nearly three decades Rona has put laughter in the belly and smiles in the hearts of listeners with her exuberant, dramatic style. She effectively imparts messages and educational concepts in a captivating, entertaining fashion. A certified Teacher and Improv Theatre/Movement Specialist, Rona calls storytelling “Living Literacy” and “Theatre of the Imagination”….essential for inquiring and creative minds. Her motto: “Bringing Imagination and Motivation to Literacy and Learning” while meeting curriculum goals. Certified Teacher, approved Performing Artist and Teaching Artist: Massachusetts Cultural Council, New England Touring Roster, BOCES (NY), Hartford Performs (CT), Connecticut Storytelling Center. Professional Development Provider with the state of Massachusetts.