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. You can also find online and printable materials for learners on the British Council's LearnEnglish Kids website.
Activities – a collection of activities related to the story
- Introduction (explains how you can use the materials in class)
- Big or little?
- Categorise words
- Colour in the characters
- Colour in Little Red Riding Hood
- Label Little Red Riding Hood
- Match characters and descriptions
- Match character's speech
- My Little Red Riding Hood story
- Picture dictionary
- Picture wordsearch
- Story review
- The big wolf quiz
- Vocabulary checklist
- Wanted posters
- What can you see?
- What have I got?
- What's the time, Mr Wolf?
Chants – a collection of spoken drill type activities
Flashcards – to help you to build up vocabulary and support understanding
- Working with flashcards (notes for teachers)
Play – to help you to use the materials to produce a short play
- Working with plays (notes for teachers)
- Making masks (black and white)
- Making masks (colour)
Story – to help you to tell the story
- Working with stories (notes for teachers)
About this BritLit Kit
This is the first in a short series of kits for primary school learners of English. It was produced to respond to the initiative of governments, including the Portuguese government, to lower the age at which English is taught in state schools. Written by Carolyne Ardron and Sue Clarke, illustrations by Paul Millard.
I would like to thank you so much for the great help you have done to us. Actually I had used the play of little red riding hood in class and the result was really fantastic the children were really motivated and they started to participate in a wonderful way it was really unexpected even the ones who were shy. It was great work thanks a lot.
Thanks for the wonderful activity! I look forward to trying it with my young adult students of English.
Hi everybody!! I'm Paola, a teacher of English from Argentina. I'd like to know if you could download all the files about Little Red Riding Hood. I tried some of them but I couldn't.
I’m Águeda an English teacher from Panamá. I also tried to download the files about Little Red Riding Hood but I couldn’t. If someone has an answer please help us.
Sorry to hear about your problems downloading the file - please try again now, and if you still have the problem I'll send you a copy via email!
This whole lesson plan and activities were really outstanding. Thank you very much for sharing all these information.
Hi, I'm an English teacher from Indonesia. I usually asked to conduct story telling contest annually. Are there any other stories besides Little Red Riding Hood?
Hey thanks for this, I am a huge fan of all children literature. I am also a teacher in California, USA, and My kids love these stories. If you guys were looking for more stories for your kids I found this directory of stories at http://www.popularchildrenstories.com/, I think your kids might enjoy them, I know mine have.
Many thanks for a comprehensive site. I need to go for a storytelling session with 30 odd 5 year olds (including my son) and thanks to your site, am raring to go. This is an amazingly well done and researched story. Keep up the good work!
Thank you for sharing such great ideas. I'm teaching very young learners. I'm sure that they'll love them. I downloaded all the activities. But I downloaded them one by one. Is there a way to download all the attachments at the same time?
Would this be suitable for 9 year olds or is it intended for younger learners?
I've tried the material with young adult students and combine it with The Wolf Tale. Perfect combination!!! Thank you very much for all the resources available!!!
That's a very interesting project, Mariana. Who'd have thought?! What ability level were the young adults? I presume they responded well, given your enthusiasm.
Iam a teacher in English in Kerala, India. Thank you for providing a wonderful chance. I surely would try it among my young learners.
This is really amazing. My 3 years daughter is not so perfect in english but considering her age it is fine but I would like to make perfect in her english language and remembering words. Doing her dressup for a school and bought a cotton dress for her last night.
There isn't any audio for these chants, as the idea is you can use whichever rhythm you want and which fits the words to make it memorable for your students. You might be interested in this video which gives some examples of using chants and rhymes with young learners for some inspiration https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/stress-timing
Hope that helps,
Cath TE Team