Everything you need to make and use a Story Sash and other objects to tell circular and there and back tales in easy to use downloadable pdfs.
Everything you need to make and use story cubes in easy to use downloadable pdfs.
Taking the Stage; using the stage to help your audience visualize the story, and a recap of the basic skills of storytelling.
Gestures; experiment with movement to help convey the story.
Engaging the Audience; how to involve your audience and let it help you shape the tale.
Timing; the role of timing in storytelling, with group exercises to experiment with its impact.
Composition; the function of description, narrative and speech in composing a story, introducing ‘firework’ moments and a pictorial way to show the developing patterns.
Structure; stories have different ‘shapes’ (circular, there-and-back, nested, envelope, linear), group exercises to help identify these and use the shape so you tell the tale your own way.
Characterization; Whole and small group exercises to develop your characters and help your listeners distinguish between them.
Repetition and Sequences; why these are an important part of oral storytelling, and opportunities to practice creating phrases help your audience listen and understand.
Speech; group exercises to develop conversations between characters to add interest to your stories.
Sensations; sound, taste, emotion, sight, smell and touch. Group exercises to get all those descriptive phrases into your storytelling.
A North Shropshire tale from Hawkstone of a brave old fox and hunting dogs. With Key Stage 2 activities, background facts and a song.
A story from Wroxeter, explaining why the nearby Roman city of Viroconium became a ruin. With Key Stage 2 activities and discussion points, background facts and a song.
A story from South Shropshire about giants and their treasure. With background facts, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.
The story of Robin Hood’s only visit to Ludlow. With background facts French translations and Key Stage 2 activities and a song.
A story from the time of the Romans in Britain that links the creation of Bomere Pool to the Roman city of Viroconium and Caer Caradoc, near Church Stretton. With KS2 activities, interesting facts and a song.
The story of Wild Edric, an 11th Century warrior lord whose spirit lives on in the South Shropshire hills. With a video performance of the fairy tale, audio reminiscences from local residents, KS2 activities, facts and local folklore and a song.
One of the stories of the late 7th Century Saint, Milburga Abbess of Wenlock. With background facts, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.
The story of how The Wrekin hill was made by a giant. With background facts, French translations, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.
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