Another genius tale of bravery and cunning from Julia Donaldson, The Gruffalo has been enjoyed by children since 1999. Now, with Travelling Tales from Hope Education, you and your class can study The Gruffalo with a bank of quality cross-curricular resources.
Storytelling is the pinnacle of learning to read and write, especially at a young age. The rhyme, rhythm and structure of The Gruffalo is the perfect text to develop pupils’ storytelling ability. In this Travelling Tales story sack, puppets of the main characters can be used to tell the story using a multi-sensory approach or used by pupils to re-tell the story themselves. You can also give your voice a rest with the inclusion of an audio book CD of the story. A selection of exciting cross-curricular resources included are great for encouraging your more reluctant readers to enjoy their learning and begin to make connections between what they read and other activities.
- Share the wonderful story of The Gruffalo, whilst having all the resources needed for effective storytelling lessons.
- Re-tell the story in an exciting and tactile way using the puppets included of all the main characters including The Gruffalo.
- Plan a series of cross-curricular lessons centred around a quality text using the board game, a non-fiction book and a printed map of a forest included in this Travelling Tales sack.
What’s in the Travelling Tales sack?
1 x copy of The Gruffalo with audio book CD*
1 x set of puppets of the main characters*
1 x non-fiction book**
1 x board game*
1 x printed mat of a forest**
1 x Teacher Guide**
Contents may vary from description due to availability
*’The Gruffalo’ is a registered Trademark of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, c/o Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency, 71 Hillgate Place, London W8 7SS, GB. Findel Education Limited (trading as Hope Education) has no affiliation with Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler or Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency.
**Products are not affiliated with, or approved by, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler or Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency.
- Quality texts from well known authors, great for sharing with children; the patterned language promotes choral reading and retelling, naturally encouraging audience participation!
- Each bag provides a window into a new world where the children can learn new ideas and information through engaging and exciting stories
- Good quality materials support the texts, allowing children to create their own play with the characters, further developing vocabulary and language
- Each bag contains a related non-fiction text, developing the idea of the story with further information
- The games link to the text and provide the opportunity to work collaboratively and take turns, while extending and developing the story
- Provide opportunities for children to express views about events or characters in a story and to answer questions about what happened.
- Provide wide range of media and materials to share thoughts, ideas, and feelings.
- After listening to stories, children can express views about events or characters in the story and answer questions about why things happened.
- Expose children to a wide range of reading material with lots of opportunities to engage with books that fire their imagination and interest.
- Pupils are given the opportunity to explain their understanding of books whilst developing comprehension skills as well as increasing vocabulary.
- Resources allow children to adopt, create, and sustain roles of characters in the stories.
- Opportunities for improvisation as well as script drama are provided.
- Many opportunities for discussion of stories and books with the teacher including non-fiction texts.