Why Living Books?

Purpose: 

The Living Library Project is a project designed to improve oral language skills for our students in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.   In the next 9 months, we plan to invite living books, local and global community members, into the classroom to tell their stories orally to our students.  Our hope is that through these stories each of our students will realize that they too are a Living Book with a story to tell.


Goals:

– Living Books will introduce students to a variety of worldviews and life experiences
– Living Books will help students realize them have stories of their own to tell
– Students will use speaking and listening to improve and extend thinking
– Students will increase vocabulary usage and oral language skills

Process: 

We are inviting Living Books, local and global community members, into the classroom to tell their stories orally to our students.  Our hope is that through these stories each of our students will realize that they are a living book with a story to tell.  If you have a story to tell contact us at livinglibrary33@gmail.com.

This project is meant to be shared with others, just as oral stories have been shared among cultures in our past.  Check back here often to hear our most recent Living Books.

“In all corners of the globe, storytelling is a longstanding tradition with significance that’s lost on no one.  It’s vital to preserving culture.  It speaks of moments of pride.  It speaks of moments of injustice.  It offers an opportunity to learn.  Most importantly, it inspires us to create change for the future.”      

  – Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger

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