Top 10 storytelling lessons

6th September 2013 at 01:00

1. Easy e-books

Children use this resource to design an online, zoo-themed storybook with pictures and text. This easy-to-use tool is fun for all ages.

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2. Look for ladybirds

A sequencing activity that reinforces children's understanding of The Bad-Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle and helps them to practise their numeracy skills. This practical activity can be adapted for individual, pair or group work.

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3. Everyone's a critic

Help children to evaluate their favourite story with this template for structuring a book review. Students use drawing and writing to describe the book, its characters and their opinions.

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4. Moving pictures

Give your students the tools to animate their own drawings with this template for creating a flip book.

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5. Fact finding

Let students choose their own non-fiction topic to research and summarise. This resource contains a helpful template for presenting their ideas.

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6. Pop art

Using this guide to making a pop-up book, students write and illustrate a story about an adventure in a country of their own invention.

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7. Morpurgo moment

Author Michael Morpurgo explains how to write about myths and legends in this video from BBC Class Clips - English.

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8. Space and time

Give your class the chance to write their own non-fiction book on space. This illustrated template contains gaps in which students can fill in key information.

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9. Get on board

Save yourself the bother of drawing up your own storyboard template and download this one instead, leaving you more time to fill it with ideas.

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10. Plan a best-seller

This useful template helps students to structure their stories before they begin to write their masterpieces.

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