Wisdom Thinkers Network

Culturally Responsive SEL
Storytelling Tool Kit | PREMIUM

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

Full Grade Specific Curriculum

A deep dive with sequenced lesson plans for a whole year

Includes Basic level website

5 SEL competencies taught through 5 stories

Pre-K thru 6th grade with Middle School and High School Extensions 
  • 4 grade-specific lesson plans per story
  • 12 hours of PD or check ins
  • 100 ways to help engage your students in ELA, social studies and science
    • cross-walked from SEL to common core/next gen standards
    • paced and reinforced across the school year
  • Great with exceptional ed and at-risk kids and those easily distracted –
  • Use as a complement or standalone program
  • From internalizing to class climate to project based and service learning –

Grade specific curriculum

Moving from Theory to Practice: Stories to Light Our Way

To make this as easy as possible for schools to use, we’ve come up with a flat rate per building.
Complete the below to have one of our Storytellers contact you:

Our Stories Lesson Plans SEL Alignment and Progression 

Discussions, Activities, Projects, Service Learning – click here to see sample 

Week 1 – lesson 1 

  • Internalize story – personalize – Aligns with the EQ 

Week 2 – lesson 2 

  • See applications around them – how could they use 
  • lessons to solve problems – Aligns with EU 

Week 3 – lesson 3 

  • Develop activities – a project to reinforce week 1 and 2 
  • learnings- 

Week 4 – lesson 4 

  • A culminating activity to share – performance or display – 
  • to take it to the school/world culture thru service learning 

Building Wide Alignment

Have one of our storytellers contact you to see a sample lesson plan (coming soon) 




  • 12 hours of PD and or coaching check-ins
    • Including “Avoiding the danger of a single story: culturally responsive teaching through story telling”

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

To make this as easy as possible for schools to use and spread these stories, we’ve come up with a flat rate of $3,000 per building.

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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