Season I Initiative
iLUMA pairs art, music, world culture and literature with reading comprehension. Reading comprehension is assessed through a series of visual art activities where students draw or color their answers to questions about the story. Programs are available in English, Spanish or French.
iLUMA is available for ages 5-105. Each level gets a specialized storybook but the story and the music remains the same for all. Preschool and kindergarten students get a storybook that contains the story and the illustrations. 1st-5th graders get just the illustrations. Middle School and High School students get a blank storybook so they can create their own illustrations. Adults for whom English is a second language get the story in English with the illustrations and seniors get the illustrations.
Stories are narrated live and contain live music that was originally created to for a stage version of the story.
Peer Gynt- Norwegian tale of a lazy viking
Sleeping Beauty- French tale of a princess rescued from a witch’s curse