Easy curriculum integration
Target Skill areas
pre-writing and Writing
listening and oral language
Cooperative Learning and creative thinking
What teachers are saying about Li’l Stories
“My students love creating stories, drawing and telling them. They are engaged and don’t even realize they are learning.”
—KELLY, 1st grade teacher, PS 3
“It helps students find their voice. They are working on how stories are put together. It helps them organize their thinking.”
—MAGNUS, 2nd and 3rd grade teacher, PS 3
“Telling stories helps kids overcome their shyness. They can use the visuals on the storyboard as talking points.”
—CHARLY, 2nd and 3rd grade teacher, PS 3
Kids love creating and telling stories, and by building narratives around the subjects their teachers are covering in class, students are deepening their learning and making the ideas their own.
Expressing their own ideas puts students in the driver seat.
Engages different types of learners
Stories can be visual, written, spoken or even danced or performed, thus reaching students at different levels.
Fosters 21st century skills
Stories are easily created by students in pairs or groups, encouraging an environment where children must collaborate, articulate and communicate their ideas and think creatively.
Teaches Common Core learning standards
From English Language Arts (story structure, story elements, sequencing) to digital media and communication skills, the framework supports the learning goals of a variety of curricula.
Helps with structure
Artists, designers and filmmakers often use storyboarding as a framework that provides structure for linear storytelling. Similarly, the act of storyboarding helps children structure their narratives and organize their thinking.
Li’l Stories Starter Kit
Ready to get started? Our free starter kit includes everything you need: Teacher’s Guide, Activity Ideas, Curriculum Map, and Storyboards for Grades K-2 and Grades 1-4. All you need is a printer, 11″ by 17″ sheets of paper and markers.
Li’l Stories Labs
Interested in us telling stories with your class? Schedule a Li’l Stories Lab: students engage in the collaborative process of creating and sharing a narrative. Our Labs are tied into a classroom’s curriculum and can have a variety of outcomes.
Our sample lesson plans utilize custom materials to guide students through a collaborative story creation process as it fosters critical thinking and analytical skills. The lessons are designed to be taught independently or integrated into an existing curriculum unit.
Need more information? Schedule a Li’l Stories for Educators Workshop at your school. Our professional development workshops introduce classroom teachers and school staff to the Li’l Stories framework and approach to learning.