STORIES AGES 4 - 13
with lesson plans
A description of each story is in the Stories page. Clicking on the images will lead you to 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.
- 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.
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.
Stories in Verse - Four stories per book
It is simpler to learn to read, or learn a new language, when words rhyme
(Click on the individual stories for a preview)
Illustrated stories in French
with English translations
Adaptations of Aesop's Fables in
English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Mandarine, Cantonese, Arabic, Farsi
When the greedy rabbit is caught by the lion, help comes from an unexpected source.
Includes dialogues for a performance.
- Illustrated -
The teddy bear Mr. Brown, after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home, finds close friendships and a new life.
- Illustrated -
Aesop, born in 620 BC, 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.
Sury escapes from his cage to find the Kingdom. In his quest he encounters mentors to encourage him, and also some very seedy characters.
He can't understand why he is willing to go through such hardship when he's not even certain the Kingdom exists.
Ciiquez sur l'image pour la liste
d’histoires et échantillons
In Chapter Two are dialogues for a play