A unit of work for secondary English
Stories & Storytelling
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A sequence of questions and activities about the connections between memory and identity, with some references to the Harry Potter stories.
A sequence of questions and activities about the concept of fate. There are also activities to stimulate debate and reflection.
Four original illustrated stories, available to subscribers in PowerPoint format - ideal for a class reading.
Combine storytelling, philosophizing and role-play. With charming original illustrations to print off and display.
Monsters are a standard feature of literature from myth to children's fiction. This stimulus story raises the question of why monsters are important.
A story with comprehensive background notes and activities to explore the concepts of rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities.
A story about how a new dam threatens the way of life, and livelihoods, of villagers downstream. Includes ideas for enquiries.
A man searches for and finds a way to live forever but is chased by death. Story and ideas for a discussion about morality and fate with KS2 children.
A story about a cynical dragon, unimpressed by the do-gooding antics of the knight in shining armour about to slay it.
A girl's father uses an invention to find a replacement for an old friend - with exactly the same personality. Story and suggestions for exploring the nature of friendship.
A teenager dreams he is discussing his future with versions of himself from the past and the future. Story and ideas for a discussion of personal decision-making.
A story about a grasshopper who struggles to find a way in the world. Specially written for p4c.com in response to a forum discussion.
A story about a the temptations of keeping a treat to oneself. It could lead to discussions about sharing, fairness and relationships between children and adults. A PDF file is attached.
An old tale about luck and consequences. It could lead into discussions about the pros and cons of basing one's decision-making solely on consideration of consequences, or on probability. The story is given on the webpage and as a PDF attachment.
A story about ghostly time-travelling relatives judging the ethical standards of different times. This could lead to a discussion about right and wrong, whether ethical standards change and how we should judge people in the past. A PDF file is attached.