Li’l Stories is easy to integrate into existing curriculum units. It focuses on four target skill areas: (a) pre-writing and writing (b) listening and oral language, (c) cooperative learning and creative thinking, and (d) digital literacy. Download our free starter kit or one of our lesson plans and try it in your classroom or at home.

Starter Kit for Educators

Our starter kit includes everything you need to get started: Teacher’s Guide, Activity Ideas, Curriculum Map, Storyboards for Grades K-2 and Grades 1-4, and Story Elements Cards. All you need is a printer, 11” by 17” sheets of paper and markers.

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STARTER KIT FOR PARENTS

Our starter kit includes everything you need to get started: Instructions, Activity Ideas, Storyboards for Grades K-2 and Grades 2-4, Fiction sticker set, Story Elements Cards, and tips to make it an engaging experience. All you need is a printer, 11” by 17” sheets of paper and markers.

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Teacher’s Guide

Our teacher’s guide describes the Li’l Stories framework and materials in detail. It includes activity ideas, implementation tips, the curriculum map, and its alignment to common core.

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Lesson Plans

Our sample lesson plans utilize custom materials to guide students through a collaborative story creation process as it fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills. The lessons are designed to be taught independently or integrated into an existing curriculum unit.

Lesson Plans for Grade K to Grade 2

The Magic Treehouse

This lesson gives students an opportunity to create original stories through text innovation of a popular book series, Mary Pope Osborne’s The Magic Treehouse.

Download Lesson: $2.99

The Tiny Seed

This lesson introduces students to how a plant grows using Eric Carle’s The Tiny Seed.

Download Lesson: $2.99

Sight Word Stories

This lesson gives students an opportunity to acquire and practice sight words or high frequency words through collaborative story creation.

Download Lesson: $3.99

Animal Study

This lesson gives students an opportunity to create fictional animal stories while incorporating real facts they have gathered from research.

Download Lesson: $3.99

Lesson Plans for Grade 2 to Grade 4

Native Americans

This lesson introduces students to a specific story structure, pourquoi tales.

Download Lesson: $3.99

Native Americans (Follow-up Lesson)

This lesson introduces students to writing historical fiction stories.

Download Lesson: $1.99

Fiction Stories

This lesson invites students to create original fiction stories.

Download Lesson: $2.99

Biographical Stories

This lesson introduces students to a specific story structure, biographies. Students will research and develop a narrative surrounding a famous figure.

Download Lesson: $3.99

Inferring a Story

This lesson focuses on developing inference skills through story creation based on an image.

Download Lesson: $2.99

Landmark Stories

This lesson focuses on understanding setting as students are asked to develop stories surrounding popular world landmarks.

Download Lesson: $3.99

Grade K to Grade 4: Independent Work and English Language Learners

Li’l Stories Story Center

The Story Center Kit is a set of activities that students can complete independently during Morning Work, Free Play or Choice Time.
4 Activities: Digital Literacy, Story Creation, Weekend News, Vocabulary Practice

Download Activities: $5.99

Li’l Stories for English Language Learners

Li’l Stories is a flexible tool for native speakers and second-language learners alike.
4 Lesson Plans: Sight Word Stories, Retelling a Story, Autobiographical Stories, Landmark Stories

Download Lessons, ELL: $4.99

Li’l Stories Materials

Our custom tools include storyboards, idea cards and stickers, content area cards, and a digital App. These tools can be complementary to already existing literacy materials in the classroom, flexible to most lessons that require collaborative planning and idea generation. In addition, the tools can be used independently to teach target skills like research, vocabulary acquisition, oral language, or digital literacy.

STORYBOARDS

Li’l Stories storyboard templates are designed to help organize and guide students through formulating their ideas into a fluid story.

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Li’l Stories App

Capture and share! Students take a picture of their storyboard (or artwork) and record themselves telling their stories.

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STORY PAD FOR GRADES K TO 1

This storyboard has 2 input and 6 story boxes. Each Li’l Stories story pad provides you with 50 sheets of the Li’l Stories storyboard and is 18” by 15” in size.

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STORY PAD FOR GRADES 1 TO 4

This storyboard has 3 input, 9 story and 2 disruption boxes. Each Li’l Stories story pad provides you with 50 sheets of the Li’l Stories storyboard and is 18” by 15” in size.

Buy on Amazon: $28

Li’l Stories Idea Cards and Stickers: Picture cues to guide students with idea generation. The cards and stickers work perfectly with the Grade 1 to Grade 4 generic storyboards.

THE FICTION SET

The set encompasses general inspirations for fiction stories. It consists of 6 characters and 6 settings. Lesson Plan: Fiction Stories

Download Set: Free

The Native Americans Set

The set is customized to specific Social Studies content. It consists of characters and settings for the retelling of 4 legends from tribes in the East, as well as 12 cards/stickers with illustrations of historical tools. Lesson Plan: Native Americans

Download Set: $1.99

Sight Words Set

The set includes a selection of sight words ranging from pre-primer up to Grade 3 high frequency words, with 20 words for each level. Lesson Plan: Sight Words Stories

Download Set: $1.99

Li’l Stories Content Cards are designed to guide students with idea generation for specific content areas. Each set includes 5 fact cards and a guiding questions card designed to trigger ideas.

THE ANIMAL STUDY SET

The set includes fact cards (elephant, platypus, penguin, lion, monkey) and a guiding questions card designed to trigger ideas. Lesson Plan: Animal Study

Download Cards: $1.99

THE BIOGRAPHIES SET

The set includes fact cards (Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Beatrix Potter, and Abraham Lincoln) and a guiding questions card designed to trigger ideas. Lesson Plan: Biographical Stories

Download Cards: $1.99

THE FAMOUS STRUCTURES SET

The set includes fact cards (Egyptian Pyramid, Eiffel Tower, Petra, Statue of Liberty, and Taj Mahal) and a guiding questions card designed to trigger ideas. Lesson Plan: Landmark Stories

Download Cards: $1.99

THE STORY ELEMENT SET

The set includes story elements (character, setting, plot, and story sequence) question triggers to help students get started in thinking about developing their ideas for new stories.

Download Cards: Free

Custom Materials

Li’l Stories is a natural fit for the classroom, designed to work with most curriculum units or to function as a standalone storytelling unit. In some cases, there might be a need for special customization of storyboards or other materials to better meet the targets of the lesson or unit. Our team at Li’l Stories offers consultations to educators to help develop lessons or units specific to the classroom needs. Contact us for a free 1/2 hour consultation.