Ten Short Stories for ESL
Special Days in the Year
way to learn English
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.
Make yourself look good and enjoy
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.
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.
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.
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
ESL stories CONTINUE ON from the first twenty, revising
the common vocabulary presented there, and introducing more popular
English words and vocabulary themes.
are they about?
Stories to Celebrate Special Days
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.
ESL story is original, with a fun twist, and the themes are:
6. Valentine's Day
7. Easter Bunny
8. April Fools'
9. Mother's Day
Day 10. Summer Holidays
Story Picture & Language Preview
now for a quick review of each original ESL story...
common words in English are included in the complete
series 1 to 30, except for a few business English words not
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.
ESL Stories 21 to 30
present tense. Friends arrive at the birthday party with
shapes. What are they for? Ah ha! It's a surprise...
vocabulary, simple past verbs. A tale of trick or treat and
and simple past. Herbie has a pet turkey to save from the
cooking pot on Thanksgiving. (He does save it!)
typical English Christmas and Christmas vocabulary including the
dreaded brussel sprouts and Father Christmas.
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.
fun tale of romance for Pete the Pirate with a geography lesson thrown
in and more on the simple past.
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.
April Fools' tricks. A favorite.
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
past, past continuous and conditional. Summer holiday
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.
WITH STORIES 21 TO 30
colour story illustrations A4 size and OK for interactive whiteboards
colour vocabulary flashcards in a choice of three sizes
and white vocabulary pictures for colouring, extra colouring
for each story with games and activities, bingo
set & craft ideas
ESL Stories 21 to 30
will be able to add the songs
on to the above order link.
of SONGS & MASKS for special days
Song 1 Christmas
part of the story where Hetty wakes up excited and there are presents
under the tree.
Song 2 Christmas
Eve is a time for love, a time to give and to give thanks.
put salt in your cornflakes, this song follows the story exactly.
to fast version
classic birthday song known in many countries around the world in two
Song 5 Halloween
are scary monsters and witches but only on one night of the year.
Song 6 Wake
the ground hog does not want to get up after his long winter sleep, his
sisters tease him because they say he is afraid of his shadow - this is
part of Groundhog day and is explained in the story.
through song and a story as Pete the Pirate sails the seas looking for
8 Jolly Sailor
Parrot is called Sailor. Sometimes he is happy and sometimes
he is sad, and the story shows why.
9 Hop Bunny Hop
Easter bunny goes out to deliver Easter eggs to the boys and girls who
have been good.
10 Hot Cross Buns
classic tune and words for Hot Cross Buns, traditionally eaten at
counting song, can be used any time and with the Summer Holiday story
which has a canoe, as did many native American indians.
12 Tiny the Turkey Listen
the turkey turns out to be not so tiny and has a job hiding.
13 Mother's Day
tries to give her mother's day card to her mum, who is too busy.
14 Summer Holiday
easy song to clap to and sing along.
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