ELD Storyline

ELD Storyline Frieze Why is Storyline good for English Language Development (ELD)? 

Storyline creates a rich, engaging context for authentic language learning and practice. It naturally includes the four domains of language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Each Storyline is based on a story. Stories are something that everyone can relate to, since all cultures have a narrative genre. Students in the ELD classroom, who represent diverse cultures/languages, are united in their learning through stories, and each student is able to participate in the learning process. For more frequent updates about ELD Storyline, visit Caitlin’s blog.

ELD Storyline Outlines — Each ELD Storyline outline below gives a complete overview. It includes the episodes, key questions, activities, class organization, resources and Oregon’s English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards. In addition to the outline, you will need to purchase a copy of the book that the ELD Storyline is based on. ELD Storyline Sample Page.

ELD Storyline Outlines for Sale:

1. The Honeybee Man: An ELD Storyline — ELD Storyline Frieze This ELD Storyline is based on The Honeybee Man, by Lela Nargi. The book is about a beekeeper named Fred who lives in Brooklyn. It is a magical story that provides the perfect base for an ELD Storyline. During the Storyline, the students experience what life would be like in a hive through the eyes of their honeybee characters. Ample opportunities for student discussion and interaction are provided throughout this ELD Storyline. All 10 of Oregon’s English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards are included. This Storyline can be used for kindergarten through fifth grade.

Purchase this PDF ELD Storyline Outline — $40 




ELD Storyline Frieze2. How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World: An ELD Storyline — This ELD Storyline is based on How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, by Marjorie Priceman. The book is about a young girl who, upon finding out that the market is closed, decides to travel around the world in order to find the ingredients she needs for her apple pie. The students become travel agents and support the character in the book throughout her journey. Through email exchanges, the students give advice to the character in the book as she travels the world. All 10 of Oregon’s English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards are included. This Storyline can be used for kindergarten through second grade.

Purchase this PDF ELD Storyline Outline — $40 




3. The Land of Fairytales: An ELD Storyline

The Land of Fairytales Storyline is based on the book The Princess and the Pizza by Mary Jane and Herm Auch.  In character, as a medieval storyteller, the teacher leads the Storyline while the students join in as village children.  The Storyteller and the children experience life in a medieval village as the non-traditional fairytale of a young princess unfolds.

Additional fairytales (traditional, non-traditional, multicultural) enter the Storyline as incidents occur.  The village children share their ideas, and propose solutions.  The twists and turns of the progressing story allow for repeated practice of all ten ELP standards.

In the end the storyteller and the village children support the independent princess when she walks away from a royal marriage and opens her own pizza parlor.
This Storyline can be used for kindergarten through second grade.

Purchase this PDF ELD Storyline Outline — $40