chapter  1
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Thinking about story

The way we think about story is vital to teaching, as it is to many other sides of life and the way we live it. Perhaps you won’t mind too much if I spend this first chapter explaining why this is so and exploring the implications and evidence at the start of a practical book about practical ideas you can use to develop a good, ongoing, creative and rewarding storytelling culture within a school context in particular, a culture that links to and feeds literacy and also reaches out beyond, making teaching of many other areas of the curriculum more effective and imaginative in general. There are insights that will make much more sense of those practical ideas than would be the case were I to present them simply as a box of good tricks.