“But,” says a teacher, “these are just stories. I’ve got a curriculum to cover. I don’t have time for stories!” Far from suggesting the curriculum be abandoned, I say it is enriched and made meaningful by story. Story does not exist to teach reading skills. Story is the vehicle we use to make sense out of the world–even when we sleep. Dreams are our attempt to make sense out whatever defies logic. Do you know anyone who dreams nonfiction? We dream story.