Stories and Lesson Plans for Children,
Young Adults and ESL
The illustrated stories include online lesson plans with grammar, phonics, theatre exercises, improvisations, dialogues, word games, vocabulary, crosswords, songs, tongue twisters and art projects. You can find them by clicking on the images in the Stories page.
It is best to start with the Sample Lesson to understand the structure.
The individual lessons focus on the English language but the structure, and theatre exercises, can be adapted to any story, subject, age group or language level.
The down-to-earth wisdom of his morals is ageless. We are never too old to be reminded to beware of flattery, greed and complacency.
Illustrated stories in verse
English, French, Italian,
Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic,
Aesop, born in the 7th c BC, mostly used animals in his stories so as not to offend his audience. They were borrowed from local lore to make his social statements, and to depict the foibles of human nature.
In Chapter Two the stories are assembled in dialogue format, for a performance or as a tool to improve reading skills. At AlphaInkEditions.Info you will find samples of each story.
Instead of ages, the books are classified according to reading levels and understanding the English language.
For a preview click on the covers
Illustrated story in verse
The greedy owner of a large mango tree will not share the overflow of mangos with her neighbours.
In the second chapter is a script for a performance. The story is translated online in
French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Mandarin and Arabic.
Animation (scroll down)
Mr. Brown, a pampered teddy bear, goes through some difficult moments after Hurricane Katrina destroys his home. During the terrible months buried in the mud he is helped by Miss Rose, a wise, if not eccentric worm.
The experiences that follow will enrich his life.
Click on the covers for samples
Sury, a cockatiel, escapes from his cage to find the Kingdom of the Birds. In his quest he encounters mentors to encourage him, and forms unusual friendships. He also meets some seedy characters, like Madame Lafolle who lures him into a gilded cage.
He can't understand why he is willing to go through all the trouble, all the hardship, when he's not even certain the Kingdom exists. When he finds it, he understands what his father's friend Greybird was trying to tell him...
Level four: 25 pages
The books will be published....soon, but please check the lesson plans, no need to read the books to understand and enjoy them. Feel free to contact me with any questions concerning the lessons or for a performance.
For animations of some of the stories, scroll to the bottom of the page.
Twelve stories adapted from Aesop's Fables