Using the Story Exchange with Books
In this short, self-paced course, Using the Story Exchange with Books, you will learn how to use the Story Exchange to increase the joy, rigor, and relevance of your teaching of whole-class texts.
We’ll show you how to:
- Use the Story Exchange to connect students’ lived experience to the books you teach;
- Create relevance by providing contemporary resources with thematic links to the books you teach;
- Consider how to carry the ideas from students’ investigation of a whole class text into their lives.
You’ll leave this course with a collection of N4 resources and new ideas for teaching the books in your classroom library.
Session 1: Why Center Student Learning in Their Stories?
Learn how all learning is based in relationships.
Learn how the Story Exchange builds relationships and recognizes the valuable knowledge and experience students bring to their learning.
Reflect on your own classroom or school community.
Session 2: Before Reading, Use the Story Exchange
Learn how to use the Story Exchange to launch a unit on a whole-class text.
Create several theme-based Story Exchange prompts connected to books you teach.
Session 3: Identify Important Questions and Understandings
Learn how Multimedia, Museum, Artifact of the Week
Reflect on the connections created by students’ stories.
Session 4: Contextualize Whole-Class Texts
Learn how multimedia resources can be a bridge from students’ stories to whole-class texts and deepen students’ reading.
Create a multimedia resource collection for a book you teach.