Story Explorers is a lively, interactive book group especially for children. Over a number of weeks children will read through an exciting book for their age group – exploring the book’s themes and characters as they read!
For the next few weeks, we will be reading 'The Weirdstone of Brisingamen' by Alan Garner - and I can't wait to share this exciting tale, which has been one of my favourite books since I was a child. It was first published 60 years ago.
Since we are staying safe at home, children read the book by themselves or with their families, then we meet together on Zoom to discuss the story and use it as our inspiration. I am sending activity sheets and creative prompts, which are completed as we meet and/or in their own time.
Story Explorers are also wizards at writing - stories in many forms, including dramas and poems! We use all kinds of story starters (words, photos, even dice) and games to spark our creativity - and we often use the book we are reading as our creative spring-board, so this term we will also be writing about the landscape and stories of where we live - inspired by Alan Garner.
This is our chance to forget about handwriting, spelling or pleasing other people! We write about what we want, in ways that we want. If we wish, we can then share our work with the rest of the group.
Click the 'Story Explorers' button to visit the Ilkley Literature Festival website and find out more.