147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell, Chris SmithHawthorn Press
Here is the perfect collection for any teacher who needs a sourcebook of great traditional stories for children aged 5 to 11 to work from. This book is a handy one-stop shop of 147 stories to retell, with an index linking all the stories to topics, values, plot types, genre, age group and country of origin. The stories come with extensive sources and alternate print and web versions for teachers to use when working with the stories. All are written in the storyteller’s voice, for easy retelling by teachers and students. Stories come with tips for telling and may be photocopied within the school.
Over ten years of working with schools, Chris Smith developed the “Storytelling School” learning model, through which “children learn to be storytellers.” He chose this collection in response to teachers’ requests for appropriate stories, so they could teach children to retell stories as a powerful way of learning.
This collection is the first companion to The Storytelling School: Handbook for Teachers.