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.
Relocation; reset a story in a familiar place, then turn victim into villian. Play games to generate scary words.
The Fundamentals; curating the space for your group to work in, and a visualisation exercise making a story out of a simple song.
How to work with local folktales. With ideas for half day, whole day or longer projects. There are downloadable Welsh and English language versions of the stories used and lots of videos to watch.
The story of Nellie’s memorable overnighter in Wem, North Shropshire. With a video made by a student and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.
The tale of the King of the Giants who held court at Old Oswestry Hillfort, North Shropshire. With a student’s video and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.
The tale of the Master of Whittington Castle, North Shropshire. With a video made by students and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.
The tale of the Devil at Colemere, North Shropshire. With a video made by Key Stage 3 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.
The tale of a Goblin in a pub in Wem, North Shropshire. With a video made by Key Stage 3 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.