Offers analysis of a wide range of narratives - oral, visual and written. The contributors include writers, academics, critics, teachers and a museum educator. The book is designed to appeal to school teachers and those involved in the study of children's literature.>
Table of Contents
Oral narratives: different, - bit oh how like; Betsy Whyte and the dreaming; developing teaching as storytelling. Historical narratives: storyseeds - creating curriculum stories; venturesome ways -historical fiction and the novels of Henrietta Ford; the long road to Canterbury - children's Chaucer. Visual narratives: the art and the dragon; tell me a picture; "beware beware" - image, word and apprehension. Literary narratives: "play out the play" - approaching Shakespeare's plays with Primary School; "the light and the darkness" - George MacDonalds stories for children; on monologues and Spiels -the "I" in poetry, New narratives: past perfect and future conditional - the challenge of new text.
Morag Styles is Reader in Children's Literature and Education at the University of Cambridge, UK, where she is Fellow of Homerton College. Gabrielle Cliff Hodges is Senior Lecturer in Education at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK. Mary Jane Drummond teaches in the School of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK.