We are trying to embed some pie corbett style storytelling into our curriculum. We're pretty good at story mappinge etc and storytelling with actions when it is a simple but memorable story. However, I am really struggling to get the storytelling into place with my Y2 class now we are starting to look at longer stories. Pie says not to move onto writing until children can tell you the whole story verbally - but how can we do this with longer, complex stories that dont follow the same rhythm/repetition of simpler tales? I am currently planning "Bob the man on the moon" and know they wont be able to re-tell the whole story without weeks and weeks rehearsing it which would surely get very dull! What do others do? Should I just orally rehearse a chosen section? Doesn't this defeat the point as they wont then have a 'blueprint' of the whole story in their head? Should I re-write it into a simpler script? (But then in the process we lose the 'good stuff' from the story itself and the creativity and vocabulary will be lost) Thankyou to anyone who can shed some light!