Stories in Verse for Primary and Elementary levels
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STORIES AGES 4 - 13
English and French
with lesson plans
A description of each story is in the Stories page, and by clicking on the images you will find the lesson plans.
Besides basic grammar and phonics, the lessons include theatre games, word games, improvisations, dialogues and art projects.
They are particularly useful for ESL and Home Schooling.
Aesop, born in 620 BC, was a political activist who used animals in his stories so as not to be offensive to his public and the authorities.
The stories themselves were most often tales borrowed from local lore which he adapted to make his social statements. They were the means to an end to depict the foibles of human nature.
- The Pecan Grove -
Silver, a young cockatiel born in the Mississippi Delta, wonders why he lives in a cage while other birds can roam free.
He escapes when a storm breaks the door of the cage, and begins his quest to find the Kingdom of the Birds. He encounters mentors, unique characters and obstacles. He can't understand why he is willing to go through such hardship when he's not even certain the Kingdom exists.
Age eight on up. Click on the image for a sample.
Ésope, né en 620 avant J-C, était un homme bien intégré dans la politique d’Athènes. Il utilisait les animaux dans ses histoires pour éviter la censure et ne pas offenser son public.
La traduction en anglais est fidèle. Ça aide beaucoup dans l’apprentissage d’une langue avoir déjà en tête l’histoire.
THE CLASSIC EXPERIENCE
Theatre history manual with acting techniques and synopsis of plays from 500 BC in Ancient Greece to the 1700s. Essentially I use the evolution of the theatre as a base to provide general culture to my students in a manner that is entertaining.
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Including a script for a performance
The down-to-earth wisdom of Aesop's Fables is timeless and ageless.
We are never too old to be reminded not to fall for flattery, greed or complacency.
Mise en scène
- FREE STORIES -
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