Learn how to write successful stories and weave tales of magic and comedy like a true literary great with our Spotlight on Weaving Tales. Weaving Tales is about storytelling, and the skills you need to create a good story yourself.
The topics highlighted for Weaving Tales include:
- Charles Dickens
- Idioms & Cliches
- Lord of the Flies
- Mood & Tone – NEW!
- Roald Dahl
- Similes & Metaphors
- Show not Tell
- Types of Writing
- The Writing Process
Don’t forget about a couple of author movies not featured in the Spotlight:
Agatha Christie – Was it the butler in the pantry with the candlestick … or was it the judge in the library with the noose? Agatha Christie knows!
Let Tim and Moby introduce you to the life and work of one of the most prolific mystery writers of the 20th century, and the best-selling fiction writer of all time. You’ll meet her two most famous characters, Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. You’ll learn about two of her most popular novels, as well as some of the major themes and ideas dealt with in her stories. Finally, find out why her works continue to be so popular. The only thing we won’t tell you is who-dunnit!
William Shakespeare – To be or not to be? Tim and Moby introduce you to the life and work of the remarkable, mysterious William Shakespeare.
You’ll not only learn about his early life but will find out how many plays and sonnets he wrote and why he’s sometimes considered the most influential writer in Western literature. You’ll learn which plays he’s best remembered for and why they are so popular. If people are still reading them 400 years later, they must be pretty good!
Extra activities include:
Teachers as Storytellers – telling stories should be more than just reading from a book at the end of the day – but why?
12 Top Tips for Telling a Story – how to impress your listeners, maintain attention and weave a good tale.
10 Story starters – everybody’s got to start somewhere. Play these audio clips from Roger Hurn for a little inspiration.
‘What is your character like?’ – an audio recording of Roger Hurn’s poem to get you thinking about characterisation.
There’s so much fun to be had weaving a tale, you best get started now!