Li’l Stories prepares children to be thinkers, problem solvers and innovators: We run storytelling programs at public elementary schools throughout New York City. Our language arts framework uses visual, spoken, and written storytelling to immerse learners in a creative writing process. The program can have a variety of outcomes, from oral presentations to written narratives and story videos. Our Labs reinforce classroom topics and nurture creative thinking, cooperative learning and digital literacy. Students love it and learn to work together and express themselves. Contact us to learn about our pricing or to schedule a lab at your school or organization.

Li’l Stories Lab: The Tiny Seed

GRADES K TO 2, 5 class storytelling unit, conducted over the course of 1 week

The Lab introduces students to the flower cycle through the lens of Eric Carle’s The Tiny Seed. Students will sequence a retell of the story highlighting the major stages of plant growth and create original stories based on the characters or settings in the story.

Team 211 retells The Tiny Seed

Li’l Stories Lab: Sight Word Stories

GRADES K TO 3, 5 class storytelling unit, conducted over the course of 1 week

The Lab gives students the opportunity to acquire and practice sight words or high frequency words in the context of story creation. Students will collaboratively structure a visual story utilizing different words from the word bank given and share their stories.

Team 211’s Sight Word Stories

Li’l Stories Lab: Animal Study

GRADES K TO 2, 5 class storytelling unit, conducted over the course of 1 week

The Lab gives students an opportunity to create fictional animal stories while integrating real facts they have gathered from research. Students will structure a visual story and engage in the collaborative process of researching a topic, creating and sharing a narrative.

Team 306 tells animal stories

Li’l Stories Lab: Pourquoi Tales

GRADES 2 to 4, 5 class storytelling unit, conducted over the course of 1 week

The Lab introduces students to a specific story structure, pourquoi tales. Within the context of a Native American study, students will sequence a retell
of a pourquoi tale, collaboratively construct original pourquoi tales and share them with the class.

Team 303 tells Pourquoi Tales

Li’l Stories Lab: Biographical Stories

GRADES 2 to 4, 5 class storytelling unit, conducted over the course of 1 week

The Lab gives students an opportunity to create short biographical stories while incorporating facts they have gathered from research. Students will structure a visual story and engage in the collaborative process of researching a topic, creating and sharing a narrative surrounding a famous person.

Li’l Stories Lab: Fairy Tales

GRADES 2 to 4, 5 class storytelling unit, conducted over the course of 1 week

The Lab introduces students to a specific story structure, fairy tales. Within the context of a fiction writing study, students will sequence an adaptation of The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson, and collaboratively construct original fairy tales.

Team 406 tells Fairy Tales

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