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Knowledge and skills

  • Storytelling
  • Art
  • Story characters
  • Story elements
  • Story settings
  • Story structure

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.

Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Geographical skills and fieldwork
  • Physical geography
  • Human geography
  • Locational knowledge
  • Mapping skills
  • Place knowledge
  • Vocabulary development
  • Storytelling
  • Critical thinking

With just a few geographical and historical investigations you could soon be creating your own myths, legends and folktales.

Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Story structure
  • Themes and conventions
  • Making predictions
  • Creative thinking
  • Creative writing
  • Planning and drafting
  • Revising

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.

Knowledge and skills

  • Storytelling
  • Reading
  • Story characters
  • Story elements
  • Story settings
  • Story structure

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.

Learn about children’s book illustrator Emma Chichester Clark and find exciting ways to use traditional tales to look at sentence construction.

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  • “A really wonderful resource for teachers who still believe that there is value in stories and in handling books. Thank you!”
    “A really wonderful resource for teachers who still believe that there is value in stories and in handling books. Thank you!” Hannah Fuller Bookhappy, Durham
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