More English Stories for Children Aged 4 to 10

"ESL Stories"

Have fun with these short English stories for ESL - Ages 4 to 10 

                                                                                   Christmas Story

ESL Stories are a FUN way to learn English

The third in my series of ESL Stories for preschool and young primary children. These short stories for ESL are just as useful at kindergarten as at primary school.

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You may have noticed that if you expect your young pupils to sit still and listen to you while you show them flashcards, you will not have their attention for long.

Successful ESL teaching is all about variety, movement and using and resources that appeal to young children. Young children love games, they love stories and they love songs.

That's why I created these particular ESL stories, short enough for youngsters, and easy enough for beginners, though more elaborate texts are included for ESL pupils with more English.

If you already have some of my other preschool stories welcome back.  If you are new to my teaching resources, don't worry, these stories may be used alone, as well as in conjunction with the previous sets. So how are these different?  These short ESL stories CONTINUE ON from the first twenty, revising much of the common vocabulary presented there, and introducing more popular English words and vocabulary themes.  

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What are they about?

ESL Stories to Celebrate Special Days

Special Days in the Year Through this celebration of special days in the year preschool and primary learners discover many cultural aspects of the English speaking world, from a typical English Christmas, to Groundhog Day, celebrated in the States, and other internationally famous days such as Valentines.

Each ESL story is original, with a fun twist, and the themes are:

            1. Birthdays                  6. Valentine's Day

            2. Halloween                        7. Easter Bunny

            3. Thanksgiving            8. April Fools'

            4.Christmas Day                  9. Mother's Day

            5. Groundhog Day        10. Summer Holidays

ESL Story Picture & Language Preview

So now for a quick review of each original ESL story...

VOCABULARY

The 500 most common words in English are included in the complete series 1 to 30, except for a few business English words not relevant to young learners.

GRAMMAR

Verbs tenses include: present tense, simple past, including a good selection of irregular ones, present continuous, past continuous, future, present perfect and past perfect.  Also prepositions, possessives, pronouns, comparatives, adjectives, adverbs, exclamations and more.

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1. BIRTHDAY STORY

Shapes, present tense.  Friends arrive at the birthday party with mysterious shapes.  What are they for?  Ah ha! It's a surprise...

2. HALLOWEEN STORY

Halloween vocabulary, simple past verbs.  A tale of trick or treat and sharing.

3. THANKSGIVING STORY

Comparatives and simple past.  Herbie has a pet turkey to save from the cooking pot on Thanksgiving.  (He does save it!)

4. CHRISTMAS STORY

A typical English Christmas and Christmas vocabulary including the dreaded brussel sprouts and Father Christmas.

I've done your Christmas story with all my groups this year from CP to 6ème (ages 6 to 11) and they loved it!  There is just so much to talk about in all the pictures.  The rhyming story has been great for getting the older ones to read out loud and to present the story themselves.  I just love it when their reading starts to come together and they stop reading as if they're reading French - and then their accent just comes right!

Vicki Logeais, France, December 2014

5. GROUNDHOG DAY STORY

Common verbs for the morning routine.  Sleepy the Groundhog wakes up after the long winter and it's time to go outside, but he doesn't want to get up.

6. VALENTINE'S DAY STORY

A fun tale of romance for Pete the Pirate with a geography lesson thrown in and more on the simple past.

7. EASTER BUNNY STORY

Prepositions, present and simple past tenses.  Other tenses appearing are future and past perfect.  The Easter bunny has some eggs to deliver to the boys and girls who have been good.

8. APRIL FOOLS' STORY

Naughty April Fools' tricks.  A favorite.

9. MOTHER'S DAY STORY

Present perfect.  Anna has made a mother's day card but mum is too busy to look at it because the family members have all lost things they need to get dressed.  These missing items show up in a surprise location.

9. SUMMER HOLIDAY STORY

Simple past, past continuous and conditional.  Summer holiday adventure on a lake with treasure, mermaids and a hungry crocodile.

These stories are 40% bigger than stories 11 to 20, yet they are only 1% more in cost.  33 euros, 43 USD or 30 UK pounds.  You only pay once and own it for life.

INCLUDED WITH STORIES 21 TO 30

139 colour story illustrations A4 size and OK for interactive whiteboards

96 colour vocabulary flashcards in a choice of three sizes

Black and white vocabulary pictures for colouring, extra colouring

Lesson plans for each story with games and activities, bingo set & craft ideas

Order ESL Stories 21 to 30

You will be able to add the matching *songs* on to the above order link.

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Yours sincerely

Shelley Vernon

Shelley Ann Vernon

Teaching English Games