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Check out this selection of lesson ideas, printables and whiteboard resources BUT remember.... for only £3.95 a month you can join the family of Springboard Stories teachers and their pupils who have discovered the joy of teaching using stories.

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  • Reading
  • Library resources

Daunted by the idea of creating a school library that’s at the very heart of your school? Anne Thompson, school librarian extraordinaire, gives you her best tips on making your library the most-loved spot in school.

Knowledge and skills

  • Reading for pleasure
  • Wider reading
  • Storytelling
  • Composition

It's always a good time to hunt out some special stories and celebrate the magic of storytelling in school.

Knowledge and skills

  • Storytelling
  • Reading
  • Story characters
  • Story elements
  • Story settings
  • Story structure

From monstrous worms to big, bad wolves, scary characters have always been a feature of children’s stories. Tessa Strickland explains why encountering violence and terror in stories – and the power of the imagination – can help children to face their fears and make sense of the world around them.

Knowledge and skills

  • Speaking and listening
  • Story characters
  • Story elements
  • Story settings
  • Role-play and drama
  • Story writing
  • Storytelling

There are many ways to make a storytelling area magical – and props, chairs and costumes can all add to the experience. But make sure it’s not all style over substance, say Hannah and Cate of Bookhappy. The story means everything.

Knowledge and skills

  • learn about allegories
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Wider reading
  • Composition

Does the thought of Twitter, Pinterest, Pixer, Tumblr and Facebook make you shudder? Here, Ben Waldram, from Shelton Junior School, Derby, gives you some quick wins and great reasons to use Twitter.

Knowledge and skills

  • Music

Does the thought of singing in school make you go a bit weak at the knees? Chris Evans from Coventry gives us his top ten facts to remind us why we should all be singing the praises of singing in schools.

Knowledge and skills

  • Storytelling
  • Art
  • Story characters
  • Story elements
  • Story settings
  • Story structure

Kamishibai (Kah-mish-ee-bye) is a fun and engaging way of teaching storytelling and therefore composition to children. Pictorial prompts help with narrative and give children the chance to play with structure and vocabulary before they start to write.

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    “A really wonderful resource for teachers who still believe that there is value in stories and in handling books. Thank you!” Hannah Fuller Bookhappy, Durham
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