Oral stories

Oral Stories for Year 5

These Hamilton tales and fables have been written as oral stories and they form an essential part of any good Speaking and Listening strategy. They serve to increase children's mental bank of characters, settings, story idioms and narrative styles. There's lots of choice too! You get the whole tale plus a shortened bullet-point version for reminders as you tell the tale to children.

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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Krishna and Kaliya

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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Rags to Riches

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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The Big Fish and the Little Fish

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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The Cat's Invitation

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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The Chinese Zodiac

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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The Enchanted Horse

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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The Fat Controller

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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The Great Bird

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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The Hare and the Tortoise

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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The Lion and the Mouse

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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The Magic Feather

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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The Rainbow Snake

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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The Three Brothers

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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The Wolf and his Shadow

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.

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Thirteen Chimes at Midnight

Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can: make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.