Wolf Dog Workshop
Storytelling & Digital Media
to Teach English Language Arts
Academic & Social Emotional Focus
Inspires academic & social emotional learning and peer, family & community engagement.
Creative & Critical Thinking Tools
Develops creative & critical thinking skills along with independent & group collaboration skills.
Cross-disciplinary focus, including language arts, social studies, earth science, digital media & arts.
Key Benefits for Students
Strengthens Academic Skills
By building on students’ natural love for stories, with Wolf Dog Workshop, teachers can help strengthen their students’ reading, writing, listening and vocabulary skills in a fun and exciting way.
Creates Engagement & Inspires
Wolf Dog Workshop uses digital media as a tool to enhance the story writing and storytelling experience. This is particularly effective given media is a language that children of all backgrounds engage with and respond to.
Promotes Student Enrichment & Well-Being
Wolf Dog Workshop helps develop students' creativity and imagination, as well as helps them discover the relevancy of their own history and experiences--which can contribute to students’ social emotional well-being and self-confidence.
Key Benefits for Teachers
Fulfills ELA & Additional Teaching Requirements
Social Studies, including Native American studies
Earth Sciences, including the study of animals & endangered species
Digital Media & Arts, including digital art tools, visual arts, music & sound design, animation & filmmaking
Common Core-aligned for English Language Arts
Aligned with Common Core State Standard ELA requirements for speech, language, reading and writing for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades
Pre-assessment materials provided
Final Performance Task Assessment Rubrics included
Easy to Use
Requires no special training and little to no extra workload beyond alternative CCSS ELA materials
Teacher’s Guide and Lesson Plans book useful for both new and veteran teachers and includes corresponding worksheets and supplemental teaching materials
Time Flexible Unit
14 lesson plans—each ranging from 35 to 60 minutes in duration—that can be flexibly scheduled, ranging from 1 lesson per day to 1 lesson per week
Each lesson divided into 5 to 35 minute time blocks, allowing teachers to stop and start each lesson at his/her discretion as time permits