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for. Spoken English Program. Page 2. Spoken English: Short Stories. 2. Short Stories for Children. LEVEL 1: STORIES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN. We may still call the core of these two stories the Plot, if we want to, but Plan would be the more short story, but the great lesson to be learned is that the excel. Professional Development for Teachers. Learning English through Short Stories. EDB Language Arts Electives. HANDOUT BOOKLET. Learning English through.

She promises to make a plan to save his life. Wilbur is sad when Charlotte disappears. But in the end, her baby spiders turn out to be great company for the pig.

They continue to protect each other and the story ends well. Mieko and the Fifth Treasure — Eleanor Coerr This book is not really so famous, but it is on the recommended book list. At only 77 pages long, this will be an easy read. Plot Summary This is an emotional story about Mieko. Mieko is a talented artist and calligrapher handwriting artist. Her hand is badly hurt during the bombings of the war. The scared little girl is sent to live with her grandparents in the countryside where it is safer.

Mieko starts a new school. Her new classmates are mean. They constantly laugh at her and tease her which just makes her angrier. Her grandparents eventually manage to lift her darkness through their patience and wisdom. She also finds a good friend in Yoshi.

Yoshi is one classmate who is really kind. The Outsiders — S. Hinton This short novel is perfect for EFL learners. It has modern themes and typical teenage issues that people around the world have experienced. The sentences are short and easy to understand.

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The vocabulary is also very easy. You should be able to read this book without difficulty. He is a part of a gang of teenagers called the Greasers.

The next evening, Ponyboy and his friends go to watch a movie again. They sit behind a few pretty girls from the other gang.

They end up sitting together with the girls. Ponyboy and Cherry learn that they have a lot of things in common even though they are from different gangs. The girls have to leave so a fight does not begin. Because Ponyboy arrives late at home his brother becomes angry.

This causes them to fight. As a result Ponyboy tries to run away from home. They meet up with the rival gang again and yet another fight begins. This time one of the enemies is killed. Ponyboy is really scared.

They hide in a church and try to hide their appearance by dyeing coloring their hair. A number of different fights break out between the two gangs. Eventually Ponyboy wakes up in the hospital.

Is he guilty or not guilty? You can really feel what the protagonist the main character feels. There are a few challenging words and a little bit of descriptive language, but you can usually understand them with the context.

Another great thing about this is book is that it gives you a deep understanding of a different culture. Plot Summary This book follows the life of Esperanza, a Mexican girl. The novel takes place over the period of one year.

Esperanza moves into a new home on Mango Street. The house is much better than her old one. It is the first house her parents have ever owned — all their other houses have been rented.

Esperanza is not very happy because she had been dreaming of a different home — a bigger one. Their new house is old and small. The house is located in a busy Latino area of Chicago. In the new home, Esperanza feels like she has no time to be alone.

She promises herself that one day she will leave and have her own home. Throughout the novel the young girl grows up a lot. The story follows her life as she makes friends, her body changes and she begins to have feelings for a boy. With her new friends, she has many adventures. When she goes back to school after the vacation Esperanza is embarrassed about her family being poor.

She writes poetry secretly to make her feel better. There is a lot of focus on other women in the community and Esperanza hopes never to be like them. Through watching the older women and how they are stuck, she knows that she wants to leave.

Thirteen Reasons Why — Jay Asher This story takes place in the present, which means the writer writes using simple grammar. All sentences are short and the vocabulary is relatively easy.

The interesting grammar and short paragraphs make this a quick and easy book for ESL learners.

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This book deals with some heavy issues. He comes home from school to find a parcel at his front door. He does not know who sent it. He opens it and discovers 7 cassette tapes. These tapes are from Hannah Baker, his previous classmate. She had emotional problems and has committed suicide killed herself. The tapes came with instructions.

The paper stated that they should pass the tapes from one student to another student. There are 12 people in total. In the paper, she explains to these people that they helped her die — she gives them 13 reasons. Hannah also sends another set of tapes to a different person. We hear about her pain.

She talks about her first kiss, people who lied to her and stole from her. Everything started with gossip. The gossip then grew and became out of control. Peter Pan — J.

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Does studying short stories make readers more tolerant? Method This is a descriptive study, which shows the ideas of students related to studying short story.

In the study, 40 junior students at the ELT department of Akdeniz University were exposed to different examples of short stories. Short stories were chosen as the literary genre to teach literature because they are read in one sitting, as they have limited context, they are easy to understand and also studying short story is the easiest way to introduce literature to the students.

The stories studied were as follows: The White Stocking by D. Sometimes the story ended in a way they were against. At this point, they tried to see the events from different perspectives and understand the behaviour of the characters even if they did not behave in the same way they expected them to do. After having finished studying short stories, students were given a questionnaire to see their ideas about studying short stories. This questionnaire was prepared under the control of the field experts.

The results were analysed in SPSS statistical program and evaluated. Research Group The research group of the study is 40 junior students of ELT department of Akdeniz University in the academic year, fall semester. Limitations 1. It was limited to 40 junior students of ELT department of Akdeniz University in the academic year fall semester.

It was limited to the short stories chosen by the researcher. Assumptions 1.

As the students are all students of English Language Teaching Department, their level of English is advanced. It is accepted that literature reflects the differences between language varieties Maibodi, and develops language awareness Vural, , p. Therefore the study is based on other benefits of studying short stories rather than linguistic and cultural basis. Besides, The results can be seen in Graph I: Graph 1. The first group with the ratio Graph 2 shows the distribution as in the following: Saka Graph 2.

For this question, The following graph shows the result: Graph 3. The highest ratio, Graph 4. The ratio of the people who do not agree is Graph 5 shows the ratio of different answers given for the question below: Graph 5. More than the half of the group believes that studying short story shows readers different life styles. Graph 6 shows the answers given for this question: Saka Graph 6.

The others do not have any positive or negative ideas. The distribution of the answers among the participants can be shown as in Graph 7 below: Graph 7. Other Graph 8.

While Graph 9 below shows the ratio of the participants who believe they learn about the ethical and moral values of other cultures, thanks to literature: Graph 9. Graph 10 shows the distribution of the answers as in the following: Saka Graph Their answers are shown in Graph 11 below: Graph Graph Conclusion and Suggestions Students believe that short story broadens their perspectives.

When they read different stories and see different lives and events which they have never experienced before, they realise that the same event can be seen differently from different perspectives. Seeing the same event from different perspective provides them with a better understanding.

While they are reading the short story, they sometimes have the feeling or the idea of the character as if they were their own. Therefore they mostly agree that short story develops empathy. Examining lives of other people in the short stories shows students that people should think of the reasons for something rather than the result, which we tend to do the opposite. It is clear that short stories present different lives and life styles.

It increases understanding for the events or behaviour around us. It is a good way to read short stories to see the similarities and differences between cultures.

Students agree that each story gives an idea or moral to the readers. Eventually, the students start to lose faith in everything, and the adults have to put on a show of love to make themselves less frightened. It shows the inadequacy of adults to explain and comprehend death, and so they just pretend that they do. The daughter does not seem to have any say in it.

The mother instructs her to do all the household chores, indicating that it is her sole purpose. Sometimes the mother tells her to not attract attention, to not talk to boys and to always keep away from men. On the other hand, she hints that she will have to be attractive to bakers and other suitable males in the society in order to live a good life. This story is about these conflicting ideas that girls face when growing up.

The family feeds him and lets him explore their house, but they worry that he might bite their son, Teddy. One day a snake is about to attack him when the Mongoose kills it. Eventually, he becomes a part of the family forever. It is old, but the language is fairly easy to understand. It reminds us that animals can also experience feelings of love and, like humans, they will also protect the ones they love.

There are also flashcards and fun quizzes to help you learn from the video, as well as the thousands of other real English videos available on FluentU. Unable to pay their debts, the whole family is forced to spend their days in a cell. Dorrit thinks about the outside world and longs to see it.

This excerpt introduces you to the family and their life in prison. The novel is about how they manage to get out and how Dorrit never forgets the kindness of the people who helped her. It is about the government jailing people for not being able to return their loans, a historical practice the writer hated since his own father was punished in a similar way.

The story reveals how the rich cheat the poor and then put them into prisons instead of facing punishment. He only has his dog with him for company. Throughout his journey, he ignores the advice other people had given him and takes his life for granted. Finally, he realizes the real power of nature and how delicate easily broken human life actually is. Nature is often seen as a powerful force which should be feared and respected.

The man in this story is careless and, despite having helpful information, makes the silly mistakes. He takes the power of natural forces too lightly. The animal is the one who is cautious and sensible in this dangerous situation. By the end, readers wonder who is really intelligent—the man who could not deal with nature or the dog who could survive? But one day when the school kids bully him, he loses his temper and acts out in anger.

Seeing this, the teacher punishes him and takes away his clay. He is too smart for the other chimps, but humans do not accept him. He is punished for acting out his natural emotions. But the way he handles his rage, in the end, makes him look more mature than most human beings. This is a story about that event through the eyes of a father and his sons. The family was unfortunate enough to be close to the disaster area and give a detailed account of the accident.

The story exposes the whole system of corruption that led to a massive explosion taking innocent lives and poisoning multiple generations. The technical vocabulary and foreign words make this text a little more difficult. However, the story is relatively easy to follow. But sometimes these lies can cost lives. Very often we accept this as normal, but this tale opens our eyes to the cost of our indifference.

The story is divided into small parts that make it both easy and exciting to read. The various events are about life in general in what was then known as the Soviet Union. When the White family downloads it from him, they realize that sometimes you do not want your wishes to come true. In this story the characters immediately regret when their wishes come true because either someone dies or something worse happens.

The characters realize that they never thought about the ways their wishes could destroy people and their lives. Mallard has heart troubles that could kill her.Each video comes with interactive captions, so you can instantly get definitions for any unfamiliar words.

The man tries to pull the fish up, but the fish is too big and strong. Short Fiction Classic and Contemporary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. The highest ratio,