Category Educational Resources

make and use a Story Sash etc.

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.

make and use a Kavad

Everything you need to make and use a Kavad in easy to use downloadable pdfs.

make and use a Kamishibai

Everything you need to make and use a Kamishibai in easy to use downloadable pdfs.

make and use Nested Boxes

Everything you need to make and use nested boxes in easy to use downloadable pdfs.

make and use Story Cubes

Everything you need to make and use story cubes in easy to use downloadable pdfs.

let’s create at home – Milburga

A family creativity challenge to make a ‘stained-glass’ window depicting a story of St. Milburga of Much Wenlock.

Week Twelve: Taking The Stage

Taking the Stage; using the stage to help your audience visualize the story, and a recap of the basic skills of storytelling.

Week Eleven: Gestures

Gestures; experiment with movement to help convey the story.

Week Ten: Engaging The Audience

Engaging the Audience; how to involve your audience and let it help you shape the tale.

Week Nine: Timing

Timing; the role of timing in storytelling, with group exercises to experiment with its impact.

Week Eight: Composition

Composition; the function of description, narrative and speech in composing a story, introducing ‘firework’ moments and a pictorial way to show the developing patterns.

Week Seven: Structure

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.

Week Six: Characterization

Characterization; Whole and small group exercises to develop your characters and help your listeners distinguish between them.

Week Five: Repetition & Sequences

Repetition and Sequences; why these are an important part of oral storytelling, and opportunities to practice creating phrases help your audience listen and understand.

Week Four: Speech

Speech; group exercises to develop conversations between characters to add interest to your stories.

Week Three: Sensations

Sensations; sound, taste, emotion, sight, smell and touch. Group exercises to get all those descriptive phrases into your storytelling.

Week Two: Relocation

Relocation; reset a story in a familiar place, then turn victim into villian. Play games to generate scary words.

Week One: The Fundamentals

The Fundamentals; curating the space for your group to work in, and a visualisation exercise making a story out of a simple song.

The White Lion of Whixall

An Arthurian tale from Whixall Moss in North Shropshire. With a video made by Key Stage 3 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Blood Red Pear

The story of how a blood red pear led to a grizzly end for an Ellesmere mother. With a video made by a student and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

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