To create stories and communicate with stories, there are several things that children need to understand, such as roles and the importance of the characters and settings in a story, the story structure, writing styles, and types of stories, as well as usage of different formats to tell stories.
By learning to create their own stories, children become confident in communicating their own thoughts and ideas with reasonable structures in a story format.
The Story Investigator Curriculum nurtures literacy skills and helps children become logical, critical, and creative thinkers.
The Story Investigators is a unique, creative learning program that provides narrative experiences for students and empowers them to create their own stories. It enhances logical, critical, and creative thinking skills. The Story Investigators Curriculum gets students involved right from the start, motivating them to use their imagination to develop and create narratives, characters, and storylines.
There are three themes in the Story Investigators, as well as three different types of
tasks: The Story Detective -The Story Reporter -The Story Writer
The Story Detective
Debbie the Story Detective investigates stories in detail the way detectives usually do.
Through helping Debbie’s investigation, students learn what is neccessary to form stories as well as different styles of stories.
The Story Reporter
Robin the Story Reporter is a journalist who researches, writes, and reports stories. He sometimes conducts interviews and makes reports on facts. Students are asked to help him do this to become familiar with finding the facts in stories.
The Story Writers
Winnie the Story Writer uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate thoughts and ideas. She helps students produce various forms of literary art and creative writing.
Lesson 1-8: Story Detective
Lesson 9-16: Story Reporter
Lesson 17-24: Story Writer