In this section you will find stories and poems to use in the secondary classroom with your learners aged 13-17. Browse the most recent content or use our A-Z list. One bright spring morning Slog poems about mother in English for kids his dad across the square.
The Ex-footballer is a short story written by Sevim Ak, a popular Turkish writer of novels and short stories for children. At the Marketplace is a short story written by Sevim Ak, a popular Turkish writer of novels and short stories for children. Stories for Schools is a British Council Turkey project to provide students with high-quality English language short stories. This extract from Malorie Blackman’s novel, Double Cross, is a dialogue between two people engaged in criminal activities. Francesca Beard’s poem, Baby Scorpion, deals with transformation and consequence. Sinéad Morrissey’s poem, Genetics, gives us a wistful recollection of the poet as a celebration of the coming together of her parents. Gillian Clarke’s poem, Lament, is an elegy, an expression of grief.
This extract from Kei Miller’s novel, The Same Earth, tells the story of Jonathon and his supposed drowning in the river. This extract is taken from Keith Gray’s novel, The Chain. A young Sri Lankan woman needs some advice. Billy Elliot is the story of a boy from a coal mining family who decides to be a ballet dancer. David loves football, but his mum can’t afford to take him to see his beloved United play.