Professor Lynn McDonald,...
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As part of the Talk to Write project, suitable for KS1 and KS2, storytelling is used to enhance and improve creative writing skills.
A mixed Year Five class from Pegasus School, East Oxford, and partner school, The Dragon, listen to a storyteller before they begin with the activities.
The pupils are paired up and draw story maps, illustrating the key points in the narrative. They then step through parts of the story, physically, as well as retell it.
This process helps the pupils remember and reproduce the plot lines, enabling them to finally write their own version of the tale.
Headteacher, Gill Hudson, explains the positive impact Talk to Write has had on written attainment and talk advisor to the National Trust, Judy Clark, and Professor Rhona Stainthorp from Reading University also make contributions.
Part of the series: Good Practice