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Using Circle Time to Learn About Stories

Using Circle Time to Learn About Stories

October 2007 | 80 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Includes CD-Rom

By combining the traditional classroom activity of reading stories with Circle Time, these activities provide students with opportunities to practise listening, expressing ideas, asking questions, using imagination, making predictions, experimenting with thinking and learning strategies and collaborating with other students.

Each of the six stories in this book is linked to a series of key questions, games and activities. These help the students to explore the stories' contexts (time and place) and patterns (plot and choice) and to analyze the characters and their own emotional responses. All the stories and activities are easily printable from the accompanying CD-rom.

Written for teachers in primary settings, this book is linked to the National Literary Strategy and the PSHE curriculum.

Turning Questions into Games - Silent Statements
Turning Questions into Games - Complete the Sentence
Questions about Context - Time and Place
Activities about Context - Time and Place
Questions about Patterns - Plot and Possibilities
Activities about Patterns - Plot and Possibilities
Questions about Analysis - Characters, Feelings and Beliefs
Activities about Analysis - Characters, Feelings and Beliefs
Stories and Sample Activity Formats
Flowers and Apples
Sample Activities for Flowers and Apples
A Special Memory - Dad and His Cow
Sample Activities for a Special Memory Dad and His Cow
Monkey Boy!
Sample Activities for Monkey Boy!
George Gets into Trouble
Sample Activities for George Gets into Trouble

Good text that makes links to practical activities

Miss Donna Luck
early years, Northampton University
March 7, 2014

Useful for students wanting to work in schools or moving on to teacher training. Imaginative ways to engage children in creative storytelling .

Mrs Anna Causier
Childcare Learning and Development, South Leicestershire College
May 24, 2011

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ISBN: 9781412922524

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