Everyone Has a Story to Tell
Two children collect stories from people who live in their community. When they ask, “Do you have a story to tell?” the people they meet have interesting and intriguing stories. Throughout the book, children hear great personal stories with color illustrations that expand their understanding. As they participate in the collection of stories, they learn that all of us have a story. When asked, they find great joy in sharing their story.
This book can provide the stimulus for children to begin collecting stories from their family and community. As children listen and respond they develop their oral language by hearing new vocabulary, different descriptions, and new ways of expressing ideas. A book of stories developed by children in your classroom can lead to sharing their own story and finding their voices for retelling.