Program Overview

Start with a Story The Word Collector Overview

Start with a Story: The Word Collector

Designed for all learning environments, the Start with a Story program ties the works of New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds to hands-on SEL, literacy and STEAM activities. Each lesson pack focuses on one book and includes five or more lessons to inspire creative learning and story activation for students in grades k-5. While teachers can begin with any lesson, we encourage instructors to start with a book reading and an SEL activity and/or the team-building activity before moving onto animation, engineering, and/or journaling.

About Start with a Story: The Word Collector

In The Word Collector, by Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the power of words. Through this set of activities, we wanted students to learn that as well, from playing creatively with making connections to seeing the importance of self-talk. One of the best things about Jerome is his unbridled enthusiasm for what he loves.

Through the 6 lessons of Start with a Story: The Word Collector students are encouraged to joyfully express the things they care about whether through poetry, animation, or creating with FabMaker Studio

Note: Licenses to Animation-ish and FabMaker Studio are recommended for two of the lessons. If you would like to purchase autographed books by Peter H. Reynolds visit his online bookshop, The Dot Central.

Annual Access to Curriculum = $50