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Ron Butlin's little tale is a dark little piece, in spite of the title. It's very much a story of loss of dreams and the erosion of...

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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...

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All around the world children love listening to and reading fairy tales in their mother tongue. Whatever the reason, fairy tales provide...

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The four poems in this collection are all by Tony Mitton, and the materials are designed to be used with 9 – 11 year olds.

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'Ullswater' is based on the short story by Romesh Gunesekera. It is about the relationship between two very different brothers and how...

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Down by the Cool of the Pool is a rhyming text written by Tony Mitton. Join Frog and his farmyard friends as they dance around the pool...

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

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'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...

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This BritLit Primary Kit has been designed for use with any version of the tale. The kit integrates a range of mixed-ability cross-...

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This kit is based on a story by Paul Jennings, the third of his stories subjected to the BritLit treatment. Like most of Jennings'...

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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...

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'Emergency Landing' is a very short story by Louise Cooper, from her collection of very short stories called 'Short and Scary'. This...

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This BritLit Primary Kit includes ideas to engage the children in the tale in addition to a host of activities to exploit the story and...

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For the first time, materials for the BritLit project have been produced outside of Portugal, where the project began. Teachers working...

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A House in the Country concerns a returnee, Ray, who has made enough money in London to rebuild a house in Colombo. He is helped by...

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Ex Poser is the second in a series of short stories selected for 13 and 14 year old learners of English. It is based on another...

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When journalist Emma Brockes went to get material for a story about a man whose son had been murdered, little did she realise that it...

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  • 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 students on the British Council's...
  • Each kit includes the text and audio of the poem as well as learning activities, teacher's notes and visual support. The four poems are:Robin Hood RapI Wanna Be A StarKey Arabian NightsYou can listen to or download the poems as well as the teaching...
  • One brother describes their relationship to his nephew who wants to know more about who his father really was and why he committed suicide. Downloads
  • The BritLit Primary kit has been designed for use with Down by the Cool of the Pool, published by Orchard Books. It was chosen not only for its fun language and rhyming text, but also for the actions it encourages children to do. The kit integrates...
  • The BritLit Primary Kit has been designed specifically for use with Walking through the Jungle, published by Barefoot Books. It was chosen not only for its dynamic language structures and catchy beat, but also for its colourful and captivating...
  • 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. She fantasises about their relationship, and sees signs all around her that seem to tell her that fate is on 'their' side...
  • The kit includes storytelling tips, interactive language activities, games, puzzles, chants, project work, play, links to online animated tales and a book list of Jack and the Beanstalk stories. You can also find online and printable materials for...
  • Instead, four initial poems with two connecting threads are explored and put into the context of the author’s home city. A further poem and a short story by Edinburgh author Ron Butlin are introduced as further reading activities, giving another...
  • His friendship with an eccentric inventor leads him into an unexpected adventure. Like all BritLit kits, the materials offered here are not intended to be followed slavishly and teachers are expected to pick and choose the work they want their...
  • 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 Characterisation section, followed by a Context, Word...
  • His fantastic farm has been celebrated in a variety of formats over the years, as a chant, as a song and as a book. The characters may change from one version to another, with a sheep here and a pig there, here a horse, there a dog, everywhere an...
  • Levi Tafari has been described as a "crucial, rhythmic, poetic consciousness-raiser and urban griot." He regularly performs and does educational work both in the UK and internationally, as well as doing television and radio appearances.Downloads
  • Romesh Gunesekera was born in Sri Lanka, and has been living and writing in London since the 1970s. His writing is frequently elegiac and wistful, casting reflective eyes at 'the spoiled paradise' of his original home. This kit was produced, along...
  • Emma's story was first published in 'New Writing 12', published by Picador, in 2004. It was the overwhelming choice for attention by a group of Portuguese teachers of English who were attending a summer school in Norwich in August of that year. They...
  • While the layout is similar to previous BritLit kits, it is aimed at CEF levels A2 to B1 although it continues to deal fearlessly with unedited vocabulary and idiom. It concerns the acute embarrassment faced by a school student who makes a wrong...
  • 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...

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