Stories for Students
Wish Upon a Book's Stories for Students project serves students at predominantly low-income elementary schools by providing teachers with fiction and non-fiction books and related classroom teaching supplies. Upon completion of the unit, a book is also provided for the students to take home. In a new twist this year, photos and activities are shared between ‘partner schools’ in Chicago and Los Angeles.
The following pilot classrooms will kick off in January 2018:
- first grade classroom at a Chicago elementary school with high free/reduced lunch rates (tbd)
- first grade classroom at an LA elementary school with high free/reduced lunch rates (tbd)
How It Works
1. Teachers request a theme (example: animals), related fiction and non-fiction books, and a few classroom supplies for related activities. Teachers also pick a separate book for each student to take home based on the student's interest and reading level.
2. Teachers read the books to their students and oversee the related activities in the classroom; teachers keep all themed books for their classroom library.
3. Upon completion of the unit, students are given their books to take home and are asked to read the books to people at home.
4. Students are given time in the classroom to perform an activity related to their book and given a certificate upon completion!
5. in a new twist this year, activity results and photos are shared with the partner school for fun!