Fairy tales are a rich source of motivating learning content for our younger learners. This tip looks at how you can exploit the 'fairy tale' resources on the British Council's LearnEnglish Kids site with your students.
Submitted by TE Editor on 28 December, 2007 - 13:00
Louise Cooper’s stories usually have a twist in the tale, and this is no different. It starts off ordinarily enough with a king, a crying princess and a poor suitor for the princess’s hand. So, what happens to cheer the princess up? Probably not what you think…
Submitted by TE Editor on 17 December, 2007 - 13:52
All around the world children love listening to and reading fairy tales in their mother tongue. Whatever the reason, fairy tales provide both children and teachers with a familiar starting point from which to explore stories in a second language.
Submitted by TE Editor on 14 November, 2007 - 13:00
The four poems in this collection are all by Tony Mitton, and the materials are the first to be designed by BritLit for the age range 9 – 11 year olds. Each collection includes text and audio of the poem as well as learning activities, teachers' notes and visual support.
'Ullswater' is based on the short story by Romesh Gunesekera. It is about the relationship between two very different brothers and how various factors have caused them to grow apart. One brother describes their