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StoryMoves 1: Active Adventures in Creative Writing

StoryMoves 1: Active Adventures in Creative Writing

Journey into literature with our StoryMoves curriculum, featuring fables, mysteries, and poetry!

Young students will embark on an enchanting journey through read-alongs and physical activities, exploring diverse storytelling forms. From the moral depth of fables to the intriguing twists of mysteries and the rhythmic beauty of poetry, students will grasp essential literary concepts. Engaging writing exercises enhance pencil control and unleash creative potential, allowing kids to craft stories and poems. Join us for a magical exploration of language and storytelling!

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  • About StoryMoves 1: Active Adventures in Creative Writing

    Aligned with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards, StoryMoves 1 offers young students an engaging blend of literacy and movement to enhance their understanding of essential literary concepts. This course combines captivating read-alongs, dynamic physical activities, and hands-on writing exercises to immerse students in the magic of storytelling. Through exploring fables, mysteries, and poetry, students will improve their writing skills, enhance pencil control and penmanship, and unlock their creative potential. Each lesson is designed to make learning fun and interactive, encouraging students to express their thoughts and emotions while grasping the fundamentals of literary arts.

  • Focus Areas

    Fables: Students will explore the timeless world of fables through captivating read-alongs and engaging activities. They will learn to identify moral lessons, develop character arcs, and craft their own fables, enhancing their understanding of storytelling and narrative structure.

    Mystery: Take students on a thrilling adventure through the art of crafting captivating whodunits. Through interactive activities and read-alongs, students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, learning to build suspense, create intriguing plots, and write their own mystery stories.

    Poetry: Students will immerse themselves in the rhythmic and expressive world of poetry. They will explore various poetic forms and techniques, participate in creative writing exercises, and use dynamic activities to unlock their imagination, ultimately crafting their own poems and enhancing their appreciation for the beauty of language.

  • Enhance Language Skills

    Practicing creative writing with young children helps improve their language skills. Through storytelling, expressing ideas, and building characters, they enhance vocabulary, sentence structure, and communication abilities, setting a strong foundation for their literacy journey.

  • Foster Emotional Intelligence

    Writing stories allows young children to explore their emotions and experiences, fostering emotional intelligence and empathy. They can understand and relate to different perspectives through characters and narratives, which nurtures their social and emotional development.

  • Stimulate Imagination

    Creative writing stimulates imagination, encouraging children to think outside the box and explore limitless possibilities. Crafting stories and scenarios allows them to problem-solve, make connections, and develop critical thinking skills.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the vibrant and imaginative world of StoryMoves 1, where students can dive into the art of creative writing through engaging activities and movement. Each lesson is designed to make learning fun and interactive, encouraging students to explore fables, mysteries, and poetry while enhancing their literary skills and creativity.

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Fable Fun: Moral Lessons in Motion

Students will dive into the enchanting world of fables, using read-alongs and physical activities to explore timeless tales and uncover the moral lessons they teach.

Mystery Mayhem: Crafting Captivating Whodunits

Young minds will unravel the secrets of mystery writing, engaging in interactive activities and read-alongs that enhance their critical thinking and storytelling skills.

Poetic Play: Discovering the Rhythm of Words

Students will embark on a poetic adventure, learning about different poetic forms and techniques while expressing their creativity through rhythm and verse.

Adventure Stories: Heroes and Heroines in Action

Students will create their own action-packed adventure stories, using dynamic activities to inspire their imagination and develop their narrative skills.

Final Showcase: A Celebration of Creative Writing

In this culminating lesson, students will showcase their creative writing pieces, sharing their fables, mysteries, and poems in a vibrant celebration of their literary journey.

Course Format

Our curriculum is designed to blend the dynamic structure of afterschool programs with the proven 5E instructional model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

Each phase is crafted to captivate and retain student interest, fostering a seamless and enriched learning experience.

- We start with the "Engage Phase" to spark curiosity with captivating visuals and prompts.

- In the "Explore Phase," students set out on their educational journey with clear objectives, supported by an environment that embraces learning from mistakes.

- The "Explain Phase" delivers foundational knowledge that is often cross-curricular in nature.

- The "Elaborate Phase" involves hands-on projects and activities, with bonus crafts and literacy integrations.

- The journey culminates in the "Evaluate Phase," where students reflect on their achievements and connect their learning to real-world applications.

This structured yet flexible approach ensures every student benefits from a comprehensive, engaging, and reflective educational experience.

Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.