Here you can find a wide range of ideas for using stories and poems in your primary classroom. All of the materials are based on authentic texts or stories written especially for primary learners and are designed to engage and motivate children as well as develop their understanding of important themes and encourage personal, social and emotional development. Written by young learner experts from around the world, our ideas for using stories and poems are easy to use and aim to give your students the skills and confidence they need to enjoy learning English.

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Polar bear story

This story is based on a well-known children's joke and provides practice of the question Have I got ...?

Down by the Cool of the Pool

This kit integrates a range of activities for young children based on the rhyming text Down by the Cool of the Pool.

Walking through the Jungle

This kit integrates a range of mixed-ability cross-curricular materials based on the book Walking through the Jungle.

Jack and the beanstalk

This kit integrates a range of mixed-ability cross-curricular materials based on the fairy tale Jack and the beanstalk.

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