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StoryMoves 2: Active Adventures in Creative Writing

StoryMoves 2: Active Adventures in Creative Writing

Journey into literature with our StoryMoves curriculum, featuring adventures, science fiction, fantasy, and folktales! 

Students will journey through stories, enhancing their understanding and engagement with literature while participating in dynamic movement activities. From navigating obstacle courses inspired by adventurous tales to casting spells in magical duels, this course fosters creativity, reading comprehension, and physical agility, offering a holistic approach to learning.

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  • About StoryMoves 2: Active Adventures in Creative Writing

    Aligned with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards, StoryMoves 2 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 adventures, fantasy, folktales, and more, 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

    Adventures: Students will embark on thrilling adventures, crafting stories filled with daring heroes, exciting quests, and dynamic action scenes. They will develop narrative skills and learn to build tension and excitement in their tales, making each story a captivating journey.

    Science Fiction & Fantasy: Students will unleash their imaginations to create otherworldly science fiction and fantasy stories. They will explore futuristic technologies, magical realms, and mythical creatures, learning to weave intricate plots and develop richly detailed settings.

    Fairytales & Folktales: Students will delve into the enchanting world of fairytales and folktales, exploring classic stories and cultural narratives. They will learn to identify key elements of these genres, such as magical beings and moral lessons, and craft their own original fairytales and folktales.

  • Enhance Literary Engagement

    Students will deepen their engagement with literature by actively participating in stories from diverse genres, including adventures, science fiction & fantasy, and fairytales & folktales.

  • Improve Creative Expression

    Students will develop their creative expression and physical literacy by translating the narratives they read into dynamic movements and play.

  • Cultivate Imagination

    Students will cultivate imagination and storytelling skills, learning to envision themselves as heroes within their own adventures and beyond.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the vibrant and imaginative world of StoryMoves 2, 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 while enhancing their literary skills and creativity.

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Jungle Quest: Navigating the Wilds

Embark on a thrilling jungle adventure, reading tales of explorers and wild animals while navigating an obstacle course inspired by jungle terrain. This lesson enhances reading comprehension and physical agility, encouraging students to see themselves as brave adventurers.

Pirate Treasure Hunt: A High-Seas Adventure

Dive into pirate lore with captivating stories of treasure and daring escapades. Students will engage in a scavenger hunt, solving riddles and decoding maps, enhancing their literacy skills and physical coordination while fueling their imaginations with pirate adventures.

Robot Rumble: Sci-Fi Adventures in Motion

Enter the world of science fiction with stories of futuristic robots and high-tech escapades. Students will participate in robot dances and build their own imaginative robot moves, combining reading with physical activity to enhance both literacy and creativity.

Magical Realms: Fantasy Duels and Enchanted Quests

Step into a fantasy world filled with wizards, mythical creatures, and enchanted forests. Students will read magical tales and engage in wizard duels and enchanted obstacle courses, promoting physical fitness and creative storytelling.

Fairytale Frolic: Dancing Through Classic Tales

Explore the timeless world of fairytales with stories of magical kingdoms and fantastical creatures. Students will act out scenes and dance through classic tales like "Cinderella" and "Jack and the Beanstalk," enhancing their reading skills and physical expression while immersing themselves in the magic of these beloved stories.

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.