Easy to implement, fast paced, and powerful, Story Champs® helps educators and clinicians promote academic language of diverse preschool and school-age children. The curriculum is available in English and bilingual English/Spanish.
Has your instruction moved online? Story Champs® provides the resources to support both in-person learning and remote learning. CLICK HERE to view an example of a virtual lesson using the resources provided in your kit.
Fun & Engaging
Watch your students tell stories with pride, gain social confidence, and build literacy with this fun and engaging program, full of diverse activities to improve language development.
Story Champs includes 24 specially constructed stories with 144 iterations and 65 large group, small group, and individual lessons to accommodate every child’s needs.
With over 20 feasibility and efficacy studies, Story Champs has produced robust effects for language development in early childhood for a wide range of learners, often in a short amount of time. Check out our research here.
Students who do not have an adequate oral language foundation have considerable difﬁculty meeting academic expectations. And with the majority of students not meeting grade-level academic standards, educators and clinicians needs interventions to promote academic language.
That’s where Story Champs® comes in.
Story Champs® was developed to systematically and explicitly promote oral academic language as the foundation to success in school. Strengthening academic language through storytelling fosters growth in other academic skills such as recalling and sharing information, acquiring word meanings through context, expanding domain knowledge, writing, and comprehending. Story Champs® makes this transition to high level academic skills stress free.
What makes Story Champs®
Story Champs stories are carefully constructed for instructional purposes, but feature common childhood experiences. Child-relevant story themes serve as a familiar context for students to learn new and difficult vocabulary and complex language features. With 144 iterations of 24 stories, Story Champs has an instructional level for everyone.
Story Champs® teaches more than just story structure
Story Champs® converts excellent oral language gains to improvements in writing. The printable writing organizers and systematic lessons will help your students transfer speaking skills to writing skills.
When your students consistently produce complete stories, they are expanding their academic language by learning new vocabulary, which is a proven key element of improving language development for students of all levels. Special lesson plans help you teach vocabulary and promote inferential word learning.
Informational discourse…not as difficult as you might think. If you think students enjoy narratives, wait until you teach them to talk like books! Story Champs® lessons feature expository oral and written language proven to improve language development