Covering the essential areas of practice, this book suggests ways to make your literacy teaching as creative and engaging as possible. Children get the most out of their learning when it is exciting, and this book offers great ideas for classroom practice, while making careful links to research. Sections advise on teaching narrative, poetry and non-fiction, and each chapter contains case studies and ideas to try out in practice. Written for teachers working with children aged 3-11 years, and specifically aimed at those with responsibility for literacy, this book gives you the opportunity to develop children’s literacy in enjoyable and interesting ways.

An Exploration of Traditional Tales

An exploration of traditional tales

Chapter Overview

In this chapter, I will explore a range of traditional tales from different cultures with a focus particularly on different versions of the Cinderella story. The chapter emphasises how traditional tales are universal and help children to deal with and make sense of human experience and develop an insight into human behaviour. The strong story and language structure of such tales provide rich learning opportunities and as such the chapter will investigate how these texts can be used to engage children in narrative elements such as themes, characterisation, the setting and points of view. A range of different activities will be considered with an emphasis on oracy, drama and role-play together with some suggestions for ...

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