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More Than A Story…

Storytelling, story listening and oracy have a vital role in the development of children’s reading and writing skills as they progress through school.   We are delighted to be working with storyteller, writer and teacher, Patrick Ryan, to deliver this day.

The training will include:

  • sharing research in cognitive and neurological sciences
  • a study of storytelling practice in education,
  • explore how storytelling is a practical aspect of oracy
  • how story listening experiences impact on reading and writing
  • an ideas bank of activities to implement storytelling in the classroom

The session will combine theory and research with practical activities, allowing delegates the opportunity to identify the connections between oral storytelling, literacy and creative writing.   Delegates will develop a bank of activities, the skills and confidence to deliver story telling back in school.

Current research into the impact of storytelling on children’s attainment in reading and writing indicates that it has a number of added value outcomes, beyond what shared story book activity provides.   Besides attainment in literacy, evidence suggests story listening experience contributes to the development of self regulation and critical thinking, as well as empathy and a sense of community.

For further information, please see the More Than A Story flyer.  To book, please visit Leeds for Learning.

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