147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell

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This amazing book is the perfect collection for any teacher who needs a curriculum sourcebook of great traditional stories for children aged 5 to 11 to work from. A handy one-stop shop of 147 stories to retell, with comprehensive indexes linking all the stories to topic, values, plot types, genre, age group and country of origin. The stories come with extensive sources and alternate print and web versions for teachers to use when working with the stories. All are written in the storyteller’s voice, for easy retelling by teachers and students. Stories come with tips for telling and may be photocopied within the school. 

Multiple story classification indexes allow you to easily look up and choose a story according to:

  • Topic
  • Value
  • Plot Type
  • Story Genre
  • Country or Region of Origin
  • Stories Summary and Sources, by Grade

Over ten years of working with schools, Chris Smith developed the “Storytelling School” learning model, through which “children learn to be storytellers.” He chose this collection in response to teachers’ requests for appropriate stories, so they could teach children to retell stories as a powerful way of learning. 

This collection is the first companion to The Storytelling School: Handbook for Teachers.

Stories for ages 5 - 11.

Spiral Bound Curriculum; 416 pages

Measures: 9.25" x 11.5"

Author: Chris Smith PhD

Storytelling Schools Series, Volume II

Hawthorn Press