Help Me Tell My Story is used to promote and measure language learning for Prekindergarten and Kindergarten students. Help Me Tell My Story is available to every Prekindergarten and Kindergarten child.
Students are introduced to Askî the puppet who becomes a regular member of the classroom, and children read stories about Askî and his friends.
There are four digital storybooks that can be read in:
- Dene; and
Students, along with a teacher, use the turtle puppet Askî to interact with an iPad to complete the assessment. This is done to ensure that students are fully engaged with the assessment in order to provide the best possible data.
- Assessment results are based on students' strengths.
- Assessment results are available to teachers and caregivers.
- Additional learning ideas and activities are provided.
- Help Me Tell My Story encourages a community-based approach.
How it works
Help Me Tell My Story gives opportunities for caregivers, teachers and Elders to provide information about the child's language experiences.
Caregivers and teachers receive results and information so that learning activities can take place at home and in the classroom to help promote the ongoing development of oral language in children.
Who designed the program?
Help Me Tell My Story was developed by:
- First Nations and Métis learning experts;
- early childhood educators;
- speech pathologists; and
- the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.
The Ministry of Education supports Help Me Tell My Story as a response to Joint Task Force recommendations.
It also aligns with the Education Sector Strategic Plan by addressing:
- early years goals;
- family engagement;
- a holistic approach to education; and
- culturally relevant teaching practices.
If you are interested in bringing Help Me Tell My Story to your school or would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.