I recently just finished an ELD Storyline based on The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi. The story tells about a beekeeper named Fred who lives in Brooklyn. It is a magical story that provides the perfect base for an ELD Storyline. During the Storyline, the students got to experience what life would be like in a hive through the eyes of their honeybee characters. Ample opportunities for student discussion and interaction were provided throughout the Storyline. Due to local grant money, each student was able to take home a copy of the book at the end. One student exclaimed, “I’m going to read this book every night!”, when she received her copy.
All 10 of Oregon’s ELP standards were integrated into this ELD Storyline.