National Share-a-Story Month is almost here!

NSSMWe are really looking forward to National Share-a-Story Month. During the next few weeks we will be posting a series of blogs which will explore different aspects of sharing stories, and in particular stories about dragons! 

The first blog will be by Literacy Consultant, Prue Goodwin who is an expert on visual literacy and passionate about picture books. Not surprisingly, therefore, her starting point will be a well-known painting which features a dragon. We will then be hearing from Margaret Bateson-Hill, who is an author and storyteller. She will be introducing some of her published dragon stories which draw on traditions from the Far East. Karen Goulding, the Director of The Learning Hub at Reading University, will be describing her experience of sharing books at a regular story-time for a local group of under-fives. John Kirk is another storyteller, whose repertoire includes the story of George and the Dragon. Using this as an example, John will describe the range of techniques he uses in his work. The creator of Story Sacks, Neil Griffiths, will then be exploring the joys and benefits of interactive storytelling at home or in the classroom. This will be followed by a roundup of recommended dragon-themed stories from Ann Lazim, who is the librarian at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education. The series will be closed by school librarian, Chris Routh, with some thoughts about National Share-a-Story Month from a secondary school perspective.

Dates for the National Share-a-Story-Month series of blogs:

May
1st Prue Goodwin
8th Margaret Bateson-Hill
15th Karen Goulding
22nd John Kirk
29th Neil Griffiths
30th Ann Lazim
31st Chris Routh

Throughout the month, we will be using #NSSM15 to highlight relevant news and links on Twitter @FCBGNews.

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