2023 Crystal Apple



    Tale Tellers


    Do your students love imagination and adventure?

    Schedule your storytelling performances now!

    The Tale Tellers are available through the end of May. 

     The Tale Tellers, a group of experienced storytellers, continue to share their love of this performing art for grades K-5. Now in their nineteenth year, these volunteers provide storytelling for students in El Paso County as a FREE community resource.

    • The stories Tale Tellers perform support standards-based education and subjects appropriate for grades K-5. Their performances include patterns of sound, plot development, word choice, background knowledge, paraphrasing and story elements.
    • Students learn listening, social and conflict resolution skills, values and vocabulary.
    • Classic and contemporary fables and folklore, stories of foreign countries and cultures, holiday stories and more.
    • Colorado History is offered on Wednesdays and Fridays for Grades 3-5.
    • Each performance is 30 minutes, with a 30-student maximum, for up to 3 sessions per day
    • The Tale Tellers are scheduled by D11 Engage.



    • D11 Engage will schedule and coordinate the request for a Tale Teller.
    • There is a maximum of 30 students per session, please to not combine classes on the day of the presentation.
    • The teller will be scheduled consecutively for 1-3 sessions maximum. They do prefer to come for at least two sessions.
    • Each session is 30 minutes long with a 10-minute break between each session;

                Example: 9:00-9:30   9:40-10:10     10:20-10:50

    • Due to insurance regulations, teachers must remain with their students at all times during the storytelling session with the Tale Teller.
    • A classroom or enclosed area is the best setting for storytelling to avoid noise and traffic distractions.

    Questions? Call D11 Engage, 520-2202

    Click here to request your Tale Teller Session