Category Archives: Popular Reads

5 Stories on the Power of Friendship

Together with kindness, confidence, curiosity, hope, belonging, and courage, friendship has a tremendous impact on the quality of one’s daily living. Cumulatively, these values comprise the 7 Strengths, a series of core ideas that our friends at LitWorld name as crucial elements for educational success, healthy relationships, and an overall happy and fulfilling life. Friendship…
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5 Stories to Inspire Courage Through the New Year

Belonging. Friendship. Kindness. Confidence. Curiosity. Hope. These are six of the seven strengths that our partners at LitWorld emphasize as necessary ingredients for a healthy and satisfying life. The last of these, which acts as a foundation for the others, is: Courage. As Maya Angelou once said, “Courage is the most important of all the…
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5 Stories to Inspire Hope this Holiday Season

5 Stories to Inspire Hope this Holiday Season By Angela Dell'Isola   It’s a word you hear often throughout the holiday season, spoken in conversation, sung in choruses, and written in glittery font across store windows. It’s a feeling that pushes us forward and gives meaning to our days and direction to our actions. It’s…
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Brother No More: Story Shares Literacy Project

Written by Lori Schafer [Input by Priya Minhas] http://www.storyshares.org/books/view/535 What an amazing, fantastic, wonderful idea! This was my first thought when I heard about the Story Share Contest. A product of the collaboration of a group of partners, including Benentech, CAST, the National Center for Learning Disabilities, Orca Book Publishers, Motivate, and Jabico Enterprises, the…
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6 Inspiring Stories About Confidence For The New School Year

  We’ve teamed up with LitWorld to create the 7 Strengths blog series that is all about using the power of stories to help you learn about things, to find your way, to find yourself, to change the world! To start off the series, we’re looking at Confidence. Sharing stories with young readers that feature…
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Exemplar Stories for the Relevant Reads Collection

Looking for some inspiration? These are some of the most popular stories in the Story Shares collection!   Jacob and the Bee Man By Kelly Winters Jacob is on a tough path in life. When he commits a petty crime and has to pay for it, he discovers a whole new world of possibilities. http://www.storyshares.org/books/view/166…
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Stories Make Us Strong

Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are LitWorld and Story Share, two organizations who are coming together to spread joy and hope through literacy. At LitWorld, our mission is to empower young people to author lives of independence, hope, and joy. How do we do that? By implementing transformational literacy programs called LitClubs and LitCamps…
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5 Stories That Will Inspire A Love Of Reading In Your Middle Schooler

5 Stories That Will Inspire A Love Of Reading In Your Middle Schooler For teens who struggle with reading, keeping up with reading practice over the summer vacation can feel like a chore. The following are some of our most popular and inspiring stories about middle school, summer jobs, and summer romances. Each of these…
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5 New Story Shares Features To Enhance Your Reading Experience

5 New Story Shares Features To Enhance Your Reading Experience  Our digital library of free stories was relaunched in May, with a new and improved design. With hundreds of teachers and thousands of students using the Story Shares platform in ~100 schools across 27 states in the U.S. alone, our stories are making a meaningful…
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7 Fantasy Stories To Keep Reluctant Readers Engaged This Summer

For teens who struggle with reading, keeping up with reading practice over the summer vacation can feel like a chore. The following are some of our most popular fantasy and science fiction stories written specifically with the goal of being accessible and engaging for below grade level readers beyond elementary school. Share our picks with…
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