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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Using StoryCorps to Teach

Facundo the Great:  Click Here

Family Man:  Click Here

  1. Predict what the story will be about based on the title.
  2. What is the main idea of the story?
  3. Write a short summary of the story.
  4. Create another good title for this story.

The short film, “The Family Man” is mainly about an adult son remembering his father who had worked hard to provide for his large family.  The son specifically remembered the time he stole bottles from the grocery store for deposits, but was caught by his father.  The son was unknowingly jeopardizing his father’s ability to buy the family’s food on credit.


"The Family Man" is mainly about an adult son's pride in his father.  The son recognized that his father worked hard and was very strict, but looking back as an adult, the son acknowledges how much his father loved his family and how his father only wanted the best for his family.

Article about StoryCorps:  Click Here
This is just one way to use StoryCorps.  It first appeared on my sister site The Writing WhisperingsNow, Start

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Here is another favorite...what kinds of questions might work for this one?

How do you use StoryCorps in the classroom?  Let us know here at The Things You Can Read!

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