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147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell
147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell

147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell

Storytelling School Series


400 Pages, 8.27 x 11.69

Trade Paper, $69.95 (US $69.95) (CA $95.00)

Publication Date: September 2014

ISBN 9781907359392

Rights: US & CA

Hawthorn Press (Sep 2014)

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A handy treasury of engaging traditional stories to retell. Saves teachers’ time by easy reference to good stories to tell. Collection specially chosen for teachers to find a suitable story linking to the topics they want to teach, and to learning goals. Easy to use story indexes which classify stories by topic, values, genre, plot type, country and age. 147 stories for children aged 5 to 11 to retell – with tips for dramatic and effective retelling. Contents are photocopiable for distribution within school and for homework. Companion resource to The Storytelling School: Handbook for Teachers. 147 classic stories from oral traditions from a variety of sources arranged by year group, fully classified and indexed with an introduction explaining how use the Collection. A key part of the literacy programme from Storytelling Schools. How to use this Collection; 147 Stories for: Year 1; Year 2; Year 3; Year 4; Year 5; Year 6; Indexes by Topic; Values; Plot type; Genre; Alphabetical; Country of origin)

Author Biography

Chris Smith is a storyteller, musician, trainer and founding director of Storytelling Schools, where all children learn to be storytellers. Building on ten years’ research and development, his aim is to make education more joyful and effective, especiallyin areas of deprivation where good education can make such a difference to future life chances. He is passionate about the power of storytelling to transform learning.