Resources to inspire your students' storytelling
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18th January 2018

Resources for National Storytelling Week

With National Storytelling Week starting at the end of January, we've rounded up some resources to help your students write and deliver their stories confidently and with verve!

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Lindy Leslie

Teachit English editor

Storytelling resources

Super story starters

Give students these inspirational story starters to help kick-start their storytelling.

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Attention grabbing story starters

Students order a number of story starters according to how 'attention grabbing' they are.

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Narrative writing – build your own adventure story

Students could complete the writing element of this activity then share their stories with the class.

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The mystery story game

A set of cut-out cards for a group storytelling activity.

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Coming soon – Unseen fiction and Revise unseen fiction

Unseen fiction will introduce your KS4 students to the unseen element of the GCSE Language exam, providing them with step-by-step support to develop their confidence and analysis skills.

Revise unseen fiction is an exam-focused workbook designed to consolidate your GCSE students’ skills and prepare them for their exam.

Download your free Unseen fiction sample »

Download your free Revise unseen fiction sample »

FREE English Literature Battlefields Tour – only available to March 2019


Funded by government, delivered by UCL Institute of Education, two students and one teacher from secondary and middle schools across England, spend 4 days visiting the First World War battlefields of Ypres and The Somme. They’ll discover sites that inspired WW1 novels, poetry and plays and develop skills in analysing these texts.

Attending teachers receive free CPD and the students (of your choosing) act as ambassadors, sharing experiences with their wider community via a post-tour project. Teaching School Alliances / Academy Chains can travel together, with the opportunity to deliver a cross-school project. A serving soldier from the British Army accompanies every tour, plus a specialist English Literature Battlefield Guide and UCL educator, to provide alternative, thought-provoking perspectives. Tours run from your region in June, September, October, November 2018; February, March 2019; after which funding culminates. Travel in October and also see a production of Journey’s End. Register at


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