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Special Days Stories Teaching Kit

10 super stories, colour illustrations and supporting materials


37.97 USD     33.00 EUR     29.97 GBP

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Minimum preparation for the teacher required. Teach with games, variety and movement, thanks to the Lesson Plans and supporting materials.


green tickMassive teaching resource! *139* colour story illustrations. *96* colour flashcards. Colouring in B&W.


green tickThis curriculum covers the 500 most common words in English, ideal for beginners. Use alone or as a sequel to Teaching Kits 1 & 2.


green tickLearn about cultural days and myths of the English-speaking world - essential knowledge for students who will go abroad and use their English later in life.




You may have noticed that if you expect young pupils to sit still and listen to you while you show them flashcards, you will not have their attention for long. So, enjoy watching your pupils suddenly become spell-bound as they listen to these 10 original stories with vibrant illustrations!


Told in simple narrative and dialogue, for beginners, in present tense, simple past, including a good selection of irregular ones, present continuous, past continuous and future. Also prepositions, possessives, pronouns, comparatives, adjectives, adverbs, exclamations and more, leading to the European A1 certification (and equivalents).  SCROLL down for in-depth story details, or download the stories overview here.


ATTENTION: The stories have a basic version as well, for beginners.


BONUS (all downloadable): Each story has: 



  • Detailed Step by Step Lesson Plan with Games

  • Pre, mid and post story activity ideas and games

  • Colour Flashcards for all Vocabulary

  • Two levels of story texts

  • Printable Bingo cards

  • Craft Ideas and Black and White pictures for colouring


Fun, Effective Learning Guaranteed


Just wanted to say that since I started using your material and ideas 3 or 4 years ago, the kids who started with me with stories 1-10 are now really enjoying your stories for special days, especially (and I have to admit, to my surprise!) the songs. Although it is still very much summer here, the kids loved the groundhog story, and ADORE the song!


This morning even the 7-8 year olds were hopping round like bunnies to the Easter bunny song. A week or so ago I thought it was going to be impossible to teach them ALL the prepositions from the Easter story, but they know most of them already!  Inge Willems, Ingles Brincando, Brazil


They love it! There is just so much to talk about in the pictures


I have 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 are reading French - and then their accent just comes right! Vicki Logeais, France


Shelley's Personal Guarantee



This purchase is ABSOLUTELY RISK FREE because it comes with a 30-day trial period and a full money back guarantee. Yes that's right, you have 30 days to try these concepts out in your classroom. Try as many of the games as you like and I am confident that you will never want to send them back. 

So download your massive stories teaching kit now, I'm sure you'll love it.



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PowerPoints and Movies with audio by native speakers

Audio-Visual support - The 10 stories read by native speakers with a mix British and American accents, all clearly articulated.

Art work in different styles.

Add + these to your order for half price discount, only on the order page

birthday story audio visual support movie with voices by native speakers


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Reinforce learning and brighten your lessons with music. Add + these 15 songs matching the story themes to your order for discount, only on the order page

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Would you prefer paperbacks?


The two paperbacks below are the equivalent of these ten Stories for Special Days, since each book contains five stories.  The paperbacks contain the story illustrations, in colour, and the basic text.  Lesson plans, flashcards, bingo and the higher level of text come as downloads, included with the paperback purchase. See Shelley Ann Vernon's Author Central page to purchase the book on Amazon in paperback. From there you may navigate to your preferred Amazon site, such as, etc.

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ESL Stories Language Preview


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.


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. Valentines' 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. Mothers' 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.


10. Summer Holiday Story

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


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Shelley Ann Vernon

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