Kamishibai (Kah-mish-ee-bye) is a fun and engaging way of teaching storytelling and therefore composition to children. Pictorial prompts help with narrative and give children the chance to play with structure and vocabulary before they start to write.
Learn about children's book illustrator Emma Chichester Clark and find exciting ways to use traditional tales to look at sentence construction.
With just a few geographical and historical investigations you could soon be creating your own myths, legends and folktales.
Tony Wilson puts the record straight about myths and legends, and shows us some practical approaches for using them to develop creative writing in class.
From monstrous worms to big, bad wolves, scary characters have always been a feature of children’s stories. Tessa Strickland explains why encountering violence and terror in stories – and the power of the imagination – can help children to face their fears and make sense of the world around them.