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:
- Agatha Christie
- Charles Dickens
- Idioms & Cliches
- Lord of the Flies
- Roald Dahl
- Similes & Metaphors
- Show not Tell
- Types of Writing
- The Writing Process
Extra activities to do on POP Spot, as well as a heap of helpful web links, include:
Make a Tim & Moby movie competition – weave a tale then make the movie!
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!