Stories are the core of what our relationships are founded on. They connect us and help us relate to other people. Think about when you are sitting around the table with a group of friends, you share personal experiences, recount someone else’s story, tell jokes, all which can be thought of as types of storytelling. Without the voice to tell a story however, this social aspect would be missing. Storytelling in my classroom has not only benefited all children in my class, it has given the English Language Learners (ELL) in my class a safe environment within which to practice a new language, connect with peers and listen to examples of story language. I believe that the motivation to share stories with one's peers has been the key component to the rate in which one child’s English has flourished in my class.