Chris Drage finds a rich source of one of his favourite teaching resources – world stories
Children of all ages love being told stories. Storytelling is immediate, presents no barriers to enjoyment and encourages participation by insisting on the recipient picturing the scenes and characters in his or her own mind. It is deeply woven within all human cultures.
Sadly, storytelling is a highly skilled art form which many busy teachers find difficult to achieve in the classroom. Bring on The Story Spinner, a resource accessible to children of all ages and abilities and one which has already enjoyed huge success with children with special needs and English as an additional language.