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“Those who tell the stories, rule the world.”

November 11, 2020 | Chloe Ko

“Those who tell the stories, rule the world.” – Hopi Proverb

When starting our memoir unit, I read that line of wisdom with our 4th grade readers and writers. Thinking about the meaning of those words, Courageous discussed how there is power in the ability to tell a story.

We have been reading memoirs like Knucklehead, Knots in My Yo-Yo String and Marshfield Dreams, to learn how these authors tell their own stories with details and to observe the characters’ actions that show who they are.

We have also begun brainstorming to write our own memoirs.

4th graders will choose a memory of their own to zoom in a small moment and tell their story. They will focus on adding in specific actions to show not tell who the characters are and juicy details to make their story interesting.

What stories will they choose to tell? Ask your child to share! I can’t wait to read as well.

Chloe Ko

Teacher, Grade 5

Chloe Jang first developed a passion for children in high school when volunteering at her church’s children’s ministry. She learned how teaching with love and patience can have an impact on both student and teacher. Since then, Ms. Jang has received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and English Language Arts from Hunter College. In New York City, Ms. Jang experienced diverse classroom environments, especially teaching fourth grade in West Harlem. She’s very excited to be a part of the Mustard Seed team and serve the community!

In her free time, Ms. Jang loves to travel and learn about different cultures. She even lived in Japan for one year, serving students in a college ministry. She also loves to read fiction books, workout, and explore new restaurants.

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