The Gruffalo

A series of activities that can be used to teach and learn English with The Gruffalo.

Kids N(b)ook

  • Book: The Gruffalo
  • Author Julia Donaldson
  • Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Learning target: animals and body descriptions in English.
  • Age: 5 (not afraid child) on +

The Gruffalo is a rhyming story for children written by the English author Julian Donaldson. You can meet the author here.

The book

The mouse said, “Gruffalo, now you see, everyone is afraid of me! But now my tummy is starting to rumble, and my favourite food is … Gruffalo crumble.

If you want to read the book before you buy it you can have a look at here .

Julia Donaldson and her husband Malcon Donaldson reading aloud of the book. They are so fantastic! 🙂

The film

TheGruffalois a 2009 British-German short computer animated TVfilmbased on the 1999 picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. We have…

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A pre-A1 lesson

How does a teacher prepare his lessons? He studies, ponders, create, analyse and apply. After it sometimes he will smile happily and other times he will cry. – Sue A. Viana

How does a teacher prepare his lessons? He studies, ponders, creates, analyzes, and applies. After it, sometimes he will smile and other times he will cry. – Sue A. Viana

On this post today I wanted to share a lesson prepared for a pre-A1 student. The theme of the lesson was introductions and greetings. The teaching target was pronunciation and spelling of names, forms of greetings, introducing oneself and the alphabet. I am not sharing all the lessons, just the first slides of some. It will let you know what a first pre-A1 (7-14 years old) class with me may be like.

These are photos of some animated slides. They originally have audio and video.

The names I picked from Pre A1 starters test material shared by Cambridge assessment English
The video used here is the one about introductions and greetings from English Singsing and I use it for kids up to 10 years old.

That is it. Thank you for sharing this space with me. Readers are also writers. Let me know what you think and how you would make it better.

Sue