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Developing Storytelling and Story writing Skills at Key Stages 1 and 2

Course Details

Children deserve the very best literature we can provide – material which will arouse their interest in and develop a move of books and reading. This session will suggest a range of exciting, challenging and appropriate texts for use in the classroom to encourage young readers and act as models for their own writing. This will be a practical session with ideas and strategies for teachers to use in school.This course will offer teachers a wide range of ideas and strategies for storytelling and for story writing. Areas for consideration will include choice of theme, story performance, development of story structure, creation of character and use of language. Teachers will have the opportunity to examine and assess a variety of appropriate texts and resources used to promote storytelling and will return to school with plenty of practical ideas to use in the classroom...
Course Date Tue 25 Nov
Duration 10:00 - 15:30
Location Wakefield
Venue Address YPO, 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield, WF2 0XE
Target Audience Primary school and special needs teachers
Lunch 12:30 - 13:15
Price £120
Voucher Value £95

Course Tutor

Professor Gervase Phinn taught in a range for schools for fourteen years, before becoming an education advisor and school inspector. He is now a freelance lecturer, broadcaster, author and poet. He is a former President of the School Library Association.Gervase Phinn is probably best known for his five best-selling autobiographical novels based on his life as a school inspector in North Yorkshire, books which he read on the Radio 4 programme, ‘Book of the Week’. Head Over Heels in the Dales was a number one best-seller. In addition he has published a wide range of poetry, short stories, non-fiction materials, plays and academic texts. His early memoir Road to the Dales, the Story of a Yorkshire lad published by Penguin, was an instant best-seller.