Classic Tales Bring the magic of traditional tales into your class. Retold by Sue Arengo 5 levels:
With listening, speaking, reading, writing, and drama activities, Classic Tales graded readers make it easy for teachers to create complete language lessons around a popular and engaging traditional tale.
This series of richly illustrated traditional stories for children will bring an extra dimension to English teaching with
The stories are illustrated in full colour, bringing the text to life and making it easier for children to follow the storyline.
An illustrated glossary, together with puzzles and questions related to the story, act as a further aid to understanding.
Activity Books with a variety of reading, writing and speaking activities exploit the language presented in the stories.
Beginner 1 – Elementary 3
listening, speaking, reading, writing and drama activities.
Recordings of all the stories are available on the website to develop children’s listening and pronunciation skills, and can be used as an alternative to reading the story aloud.
Big Book editions are available for four Classic Tales from the beginner level. Big Books add a new dimension to classroom story time, making it easier for the whole class to share the reading experience.
Classic Tales are ideal both for extending and reviewing language, with vocabulary and structures closely linked to the Primary curriculum.
The perfect complement for any Oxford story-based course book.
Choose your Classic Tales Readers BEGINNER 1 100 headwords
Present simple tense Is, are, has, have
Simple question form Can, can’t
BEGINNER 2 150 headwords
Present continuous tense
Three Billy - Goats
The Magic Cooking Pot
The Enormous Turnip
The Shoemaker & the Elves
The Little Red Hen
Lownu Mends the Sky
The Princess & the Pea
Amrita & the Trees
The Gingerbread Man
Big Baby Finn
The Town Mouse & the Country Mouse
The Fisherman & His Wife The Ugly Duckling
Jack & the Beanstalk Thumbelina
The Little Mermaid
Simple past tense with core verbs: came, gave, made, ran, said, saw, went, etc
Questions with what, who, when, where, why
Simple past tense with additional verbs, including bought, fell, hid, slept, etc
Present continuous with future meaning
Going to (future)
Could / couldn’t
Must / mustn’t
Questions with how, how many/how much Time clauses with after, before and when Comparison of adjectives with –er and more
The Twelve Dancing Princesses The Goose Girl Cinderella The Sleeping Beauty
The Beauty & the Beast
Present perfect tense Have to/don’t have to
The Little Red Riding Hood
Simple past tense with additional verbs, including blew, forgot, rode, tied, etc
Goldilocks & the Three Bears
Need to/don’t need to See/watch/hear + verb + ing First conditional
Simple relative clauses with who, which, that
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
The Magic Brocade
Comparison with as…as