Gail Ellis: Using children’s literature to teach children English

Watch a recording of this webinar about using picturebooks in the primary classroom.

About the webinar

In this webinar, Gail Ellis shows how the rich and stimulating medium of story picturebooks and the technique of storytelling can develop children’s English as well as encourage social and emotional development. Gail presents a range of picturebooks to identify the criteria to use when selecting picturebooks, as the key to successful storytelling is having the right story for the linguistic and cognitive ability of the children. During the webinar, Gail used several picturebooks. For a list of these, please download the attached documents at the bottom of this page.

About the speaker

Gail Ellis is Adviser Young Learners and Quality for the British Council and has over 30 years’ experience in English language teaching. She is co-author of Tell it Again! The Storytelling Handbook for Primary English Language Teachers recently republished in its third edition by the British Council and 'The Primary English Teacher’s Guide' published by Penguin Longman.

Watch a recording of the webinar below

If this video is not available for viewing in your location, please click here



Our webinars are always announced on the site, so you can check our homepage - you can also see recordings of our past webinars here:

You can also sign up for our newsletter here to receive weekly news of what's happening on the site:

Best wishes,

TE Team

Research and insight

We have hundreds of case studies, research papers, publications and resource books written by researchers and experts in ELT from around the world. 

See our publications, research and insight

Sign up to our newsletters for teachers and teacher educators

We will process your data to send you our newsletter and updates based on your consent. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of every email. Read our privacy policy for more information.