Storytelling on film
Film Education has a range of resources linked to many films that are relevant to National Storytelling Week. Here are just a few suggestions:
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- The Fox and the Child
- Legend of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga’hoole
- The Cave of the Yellow Dog
- The Story of the Weeping Camel
Film Education’s Storytelling resources (2006) include pre and post viewing notes on a range of suitable titles for the primary classroom:
- http://www.filmeducation.org/pdf/film/StorytellingA-H.pdf and
Finally, our resource for 11-16 year olds, Thinking Film, Thinking English: story and genre offers a wide range of activities for older learners.
See our Resources pages for further suggestions.
The best place to watch a whole film is in the cinema where both the visual and audio effects have their strongest impact. You can liaise with your local cinema to request a screening of a film of your choice in the morning when the cinema would otherwise be empty. Film Education co-ordinates film programming hubs in a range of locations to support teachers wishing to work closely with cinemas for this purpose.