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Make the magic of stories go further. Storytelling master Pie Corbett brings you a book of inspiring activities to help children enjoy stories and become storytellers themselves.
- Seventeen popular traditional stories to explore
- Videos of nine stories read aloud by Pie Corbett, Xanthe Gresham and Taffy Thomas
- Inspire children with reading, speaking, writing and drama activities
- Transform children from readers into writers and performers
- Improve self-expression and oral communication skills
Includes a digital CD-ROM with interactive activities and videos.
Read the stories first in Dragonory and Other Stories for 7-9 Year Olds – a linked anthology sold separately as a single book or multipack.
Try before you buy with free sample pages and first chapters, and download free classroom resources, activity sheets, quizzes and much more.
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Storyteller Teacher Resource Books and CD-ROMs
Each anthology is supported by a teacher’s resource book written by Pie Corbett and CD-ROM with videos of storytellers telling their tales.
In the teacher’s book:
- General guidance on how to tell a story
- Activities for each story in the children’s anthology – getting to know each story through discussion, writing, drama, music or dance.
- Speaking: guidance on how to tell each story aloud
- Structure: a flow chart for each story
- Telling to writing: ideas for adapting each story to make a new version
On the CD-ROM:
Let the children watch professional storytellers on the CD-ROM. Half the stories in the anthologies are told aloud by:
- Pie Corbett
- Taffy Thomas
- Jane Grell
- Xanthe Gresham
Each storyteller also tells his or her storytelling tips and thoughts.
There are three children’s anthologies each containing about 15 traditional stories from around the world perfect for retelling. Each anthology contains some stories short enough to learn off-by-heart.
- The Gingerbread Man and other stories for 4–7 year olds
- Dragonory and other stories for 7–9 year olds
- The Boy and the Tiger and other stories for 9–11 year olds
Each anthology is accompanied by an audio CD containing all the stories in the anthology read aloud by Pie Corbett, Xanthe Gresham or Taffy Thomas.