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National Storytelling Week teaching resources

Resources | Published 24 January, 2012

To celebrate National Storytelling Week 2015, we’d like to entice you and your class into the world of make-believe, of pirates, faraway lands, fairy tales and graphic novels, inspiring everyone to share their own stories in the process. This collection of teaching resources, shared by teachers, for teachers, is freely available on TES to help you enrich the lives of your pupils through the power of storytelling.

Story telling inspiration and ideas

Interviews with authors

A series of short video interviews with famous writers to inspire your pupils during National Storytelling Week.

Storytelling masks

Bring traditional stories alive with these colourful masks.

Story word mats

Help pupils to develop story writing ideas with a range of themed word mats.

Story starters

Use these visual prompts to encourage pupils to come up with imaginative short stories.

Creative writing prompts

Stimulate short creative writing tasks with this set of prompts.

Writing a fairy tale

Familiarise pupils with the features needed to write an effective fairy tale with this useful guide.

Story genre guide

Key overviews of major genres to help pupils develop their own stories and understand genre conventions.

Fairy tale project

A colourful, active learning and task-led project for pupils to explore the world of fairy tales.

Creative writing imaginative stories

Resources to inspire creative story development.

Inspire Storytelling

A simple and short PowerPoint allowing pupils to make decisions about the story pathway.

Character description

Help pupils to widen their vocabulary and write better descriptions with this helpful writing aid.

Story cards

Character, setting and dilemma cards to use for story telling activities.


21st Century storytelling - digital stories

Story writing

An introduction to plot, characters and themes for effective story development.

Developing digital stories

An entire scheme of work for developing multimedia stories.

Graphic novels

A guide to help students develop their storytelling through the medium of graphic novels.

Tale Time Stories

Check out Tale Time Stories’ range of stories and activities.

Teachers TV: Lesson starters

Nine dramatised lesson starters for storytelling.


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