How Many Stories in a Cupcake?

Joel Jenkins [ view artist bio ]

How Many Stories  in a Cupcake?


A story is like a cupcake: for a satisfying treat, the ingredients must be mixed together in the right proportions. Joel Jenkins shares a cupcake and the ingredients for making a story. From a vanilla farmer in Madagascar to a hometown baker, students learn to create engaging stories.


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Grade Levels: 2,3,4

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Tues & Thurs: 9-2pm / Mon, Wed. & Fri 10am-2pm

Program Length: 50 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: How many stories_TPG

Requirements: A chalkboard or dry erase board; chalk or markers

Standards: 1.1 1.1 Knows how a culture's art works and artifacts reflect its values and beliefs.1.3 1.3 Knows how people define and use resources.1.4 1.4 Knows how their uses of resources affect environments.6.2 6.2 Can talk about characters and their actions in stories.6.6 6.6 Student will determine how characters' interactions affect plot development.6.13 6.13 Knows different features that affect a viewer's perceptions of characters in visual media.14.2 & 15.5

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