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. Learn more
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. Learn more
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.
Lesson Plans for Grade K to Grade 2
This lesson gives students an opportunity to create fictional animal stories while incorporating real facts they have gathered from research. Learn more
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. Learn more
The Tiny Seed
This lesson introduces students to how a plant grows using Eric Carle’s The Tiny Seed. Learn more
Sight Word Stories
This lesson gives students an opportunity to acquire and practice sight words or high frequency words through collaborative story creation. Learn more
Lesson Plans for Grade 2 to Grade 4
This lesson introduces students to a specific story structure, pourquoi tales. Learn more
Native Americans (Follow-up Lesson)
This lesson introduces students to writing historical fiction stories. Learn more
This lesson invites students to create original fiction stories. Learn more
This lesson introduces students to a specific story structure, biographies. Students will research and develop a narrative surrounding a famous figure. Learn more
Inferring a Story
This lesson focuses on developing inference skills through story creation based on an image. Learn more
This lesson focuses on understanding setting as students are asked to develop stories surrounding popular world landmarks. Learn more
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. Learn more
4 Activities: Digital Literacy, Story Creation, Weekend News, Vocabulary Practice
Li’l Stories for English Language Learners
Li’l Stories is a flexible tool for native speakers and second-language learners alike. Learn more
4 Lesson Plans: Sight Word Stories, Retelling a Story, Autobiographical Stories, Landmark Stories
Li’l Stories Materials
Li’l Stories storyboard templates are designed to help organize and guide students through formulating their ideas into a fluid story.
Li’l Stories App (in Beta)
Capture and share! Students take a picture of their storyboard (or artwork) and record themselves telling their stories.
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.
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.
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
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
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.