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Culturally Responsive SEL
Storytelling Tool Kit | BASIC

Build Caring, Engaged School Communities, Nurture Character, Foster Cross-Cultural Understanding easily within ELA

BASIC: Stories for use in building wide, in classrooms, out of school

12 downloadable award winning multi-cultural stories w audio files, activities and discussion questions (includes cultural background) aligned to both SEL competencies and Character.org character strengths great for ELA and Social Studies.

Perfect for story time, listening stations, assemblies, and even listening from home or car.

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Story Example: The Turtle Who Just Couldn’t Keep His Mouth Shut A story of self-control

Here’s what students are saying:

  • “When we listen to the stories and really try to understand them, we can become better citizens and better friends.”

Here’s what teachers are saying:

  • The stories have helped the children quickly internalize behavioral messages that have otherwise been difficult to teach. They will carry these stories with them for the rest of their lives.”
  • The stories seem to have countless potential in the classroom and community with involvement from staff, community members and students.
  • The stories can empower students to be involved and make changes in themselves, their home and their communities.
  • Love the idea of having High School students share the stories and discuss the characters with younger, elementary school students.
  • It is so important to allow students to tell their story, and not fall into the trap of defining students by, and teaching a single story.
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