What is a Main Street Story?
A Main Street Story tells the reader about
something in their community. A Main Street Story can be about:
you can go to learn English in your community – when
the classes are and what you need to do to take a class
- What fun activities
are available in your community? Are there soccer teams for children?
Parks for picnics? A historical site to visit?
Or a special museum? Each one of these could be a Main Street Story.
- What types
of health care services are available in your community? Where is the
hospital? Is there more than one? Is there a free clinic? Can
you get a translator to help you understand? Again, each of these could
be a Main Street Story.
Anyone can write a Main Street Story. Just ask yourself “What would
I like to know about living in Virginia?” Answer that question,
decide where to find the information, get the information, and turn
it into a Main Street Story. Use stories already on the website as
How to submit a Main Street Story
A class can write a Main Street Story
or a small group of students or just one student. Send your stories to
us to post on the website.
or tutors and students should review the following guidelines before
submitting a Main Street Story:
- Stories should be short, no more than
one double-spaced typed page. One or two paragraphs are best.
about a specific idea. For example, instead of writing about health
insurance in the United States, write about how to get health insurance.
your story before sending it. Make sure the spelling is correct and
that you have all of your facts correct.
- Teachers or tutors must submit
all Main Street Stories, whether the class, a group of students, or
an individual student wrote them. Please
include teacher’s or tutor’s name, student’s name, name
of your program, and how we can reach you if we have questions.
Main Street Stories must be submitted by e-mail to: email@example.com