Little Red Riding Hood

      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.

      This kit contains a variety of resources, from text and tasks to illustrations, flashcards and presentations, for you to download and use in your classroom.

      Average: 4.1 (280 votes)

      A Handful of Poems by Tony Mitton

      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.

      Average: 3.9 (55 votes)


      '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 relationship to his nephew who wants to know more about who his father really was and why he committed suicide.


      Average: 4.1 (12 votes)

      Walking through the Jungle

      Walking through the Jungle takes children on a whirlwind tour around the habitats of the world, through the jungle to the ocean, up the mountains to the river and the Arctic.

      As they walk and swim, climb and trek, slip and run, they encounter a whole host of wild animals that roar and growl or snap and howl before chasing them all the way back home!

      Average: 4.1 (59 votes)

      Making reading communicative

      If telling my students "And now we're going to practise listening," elicits looks of dread and fear, announcing reading practice can often elicit yawns, heads descending to desks, or eyes ascending heavenwards.

      And these reactions are from my adult students. My young learners' reactions may be even more extreme. "I can read at home, I come to lessons to speak!" more than one of my students has told me.

      Average: 3.9 (39 votes)


      'Lucky' is a kit based on the short story by Jane Rogers, and is the first in a series of BritLit projects in collaboration with Comma Press. Unlike previous kits, 'Lucky' uses the spoken rather than the written word as its primary source, and the story is read by the author on an mp3 audio file.

      The story concerns a young woman who finds herself working as a temp in an office where she soon develops a crush on the boss.

      Average: 3.4 (21 votes)

      Views from Edinburgh

      Based on the works of Jackie Kay and Ron Butlin this kit looks at the Scottish city of Edinburgh. It differs from original BritLit kits in that there is no single narrative text to work through.

      Instead, four initial poems with two connecting threads are explored and put into the context of the author’s home city.

      Average: 3.8 (12 votes)

      The Copy

      This kit is based on a story by Paul Jennings, the third of his stories subjected to the BritLit treatment. Like most of Jennings' tales it centres on a hapless school student who, in this case, tries to find an ingenious way to shake off the bully who has been tormenting him and, at the same time, keep his girlfriend.

      His friendship with an eccentric inventor leads him into an unexpected adventure.

      Average: 4 (56 votes)

      Emergency landing

      'Emergency Landing' is a very short story by Louise Cooper, from her collection of very short stories called 'Short and Scary'. This kit is the third in the series for young teens. Engine problems during a flight cause the crew to look for somewhere safe to land and for passengers to wonder about what might happen when they make an emergency landing. But nothing is quite as it seems.

      Unlike previous kits, the text is incorporated in two parts into the worksheets (see 'Context'), otherwise this follows the same pattern as previous kits in the series by having a pre-reading or Ch

      Average: 4 (58 votes)

      Old MacDonald Had a Farm

      The kit includes ideas to engage the children in the tale in addition to a host of activities to exploit the story and to extend the topic of farms and farm animals. Old MacDonald may be one of the most famous fictitious farmers, if not the most famous farmer, in the world.

      His fantastic farm has been celebrated in a variety of formats over the years, as a chant, as a song and as a book.

      Average: 4.3 (103 votes)
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