• Slog's Dad is a story by the renowned British author David Almond and is the third of the BritLit kits produced by Russian teachers under the guidance of Alan Pulverness from NILE (Norwich Institute of Language Education). This BritLit kit is aimed...
  • This popular BritLit kit has been revised and reshaped from the 2005 original and contains new material. The teacher is offered a ‘slimmed down’ version which can be used to occupy just one or two lessons. There is also a bank of supplementary...
  • Joha is a traditional figure in many North African folk tales, and frequently represents a somewhat contradictory figure - he can be fun, simple, intelligent, cunning, naïve and lucky, often all within the same story. In this story, Joha finds...
  • Set in North Yorkshire, the story not only tells about a twelve-year old boy placed in a ‘select’ school to iron out his accent, but also provides a great opportunity to explore the role of accents in British society.Level: IntermediateAge: 14+Pre-...
  • Please Note:The teacher should take into consideration the age and cultural background of the pupils because several taboo words are used by the author. If those words are not acceptable in a particular classroom they can be replaced by milder...
  • About the teamThis collaborative project was the direct result of a course run by NILE (Norwich Institute of Language Education) in 2011 in which two of the Russian teachers were enrolled and which Alan taught. The teachers involved in the writing...
  • Strap Box Flyer is from the pen of one of Australia's most popular writers for children, Paul Jennings. This kit was assembled - without using any glue - by teachers from India, Portugal and Turkey on a NILE (Norwich Institute of Language Education...
  • One, the narrator, seems to have been driven by a need for money to carry something illegal (in this extract we don't know what) and is asking his acquaintance, Dan, some questions before he delivers his mysterious package.To the narrator's alarm,...
  • One of the protagonists in the poem has been beaten by her boyfriend. Against this there are images conjured, ranging from environmental degradation through to war.Hope is offered in the form of dreams ('a candy coated unicorn') and aspiration ('we...
  • Romesh Gunesekera's gentle story explores the dilemma with the voice of the young woman as the narrator and leaves the reader suspended at the end. This resource kit was substantially revised in 2010.  Downloads
  • This is BritLit’s first foray into the world of full length novels. We think it works!  How to use this BritLit kit There are a range of activities to use based around the text, as well as a complete teacher guide and answer key. Some activities in...
  • What should he do? His mum has rules and he doesn't want to break them, but...Tom Palmer's story was commissioned by the British Council and Reading Agency's 'Chatterbooks' project. Here you can read and listen to the story, and there are classroom...
  • How to use this BritLit kitThere are activities to use with the text, as well as a complete answer key. You can also print off the text of the poem. The recording of the poem here, by Alan Pulverness, is in four parts, although you can also download...
  • The background of the story is South Africa during the apartheid years. Two young children are travelling alone to Jo’burg to try to find their mother who is needed back in the family village. Beverley Naidoo's compelling story is the first in a new...
  • More counterpoint than dialogue, the two voices gradually find resolution and a meeting place. The resource kit made around Melvin Burgess’s story was revised in 2014.Downloads
  • You can read about how two schools exploited this poem to create flash animation on this site here: www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/articles/flashy-stuff You can see the flash animation referred to in that article here: http://www.wordpowered.org/...
  • 'The Return of the Moon Man', based on the short story by E.L. Malpass, is an appealing mixture of retro sci fi and moralistic folk story, and is the latest revised kit in the BritLit family. Downloads
  • Lawrence comes home early from school one day and finds his mother with a man other than his father. What is he to do? This BritLit kit contains the usual mix of materials, script and teacher's notes.All the materials in this BritLit Kit are...
  • Below you can download the Chain Reaction text, supporting activities and teacher notes. There is also a set of supplementary materials if you would like to extend work around this text. You can download an audio file of the text being read too, or...
  • This is a revised and considerably shortened version of the original 2004 kit. The wealth of additional materials from the original kit has not been lost, however, and is contained in a supplementary file.  PLEASE NOTEThe text for this kit can only...

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