Short English poems for children

In this section you will find stories and poems short English poems for children 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 sees 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. A House in the Country concerns a returnee, Ray, who has made enough money in London to rebuild a house in Colombo.

Celebr8′ is a poem about inclusion and diversity. It is by the Liverpool based poet Levi Tafari, himself of Jamaican origin. All seems to be going well on the cruise ship when suddenly there is a most unusual disruption. Emergency Landing’ is a very short story by Louise Cooper, from her collection of very short stories called ‘Short and Scary’. Ex Poser is the second in a series of short stories selected for 13 and 14 year old learners of English. This is a short teaching resource kit based on the Moniza Ali poem ‘Fish Swimming’. Louise Cooper’s stories usually have a twist in the tale, and this is no different.

The background of the story is South Africa during the apartheid years. The Lancashire Grid for Learning provides a variety of educational resources, content and managed services to support schools in maximising the benefits of technology to support teaching and learning. If you have any feedback regarding our resources, content or services, please contact us. CURRICULUM Links, resources and support for curriculum areas. PRIMARY ENGLISH Information, projects and resources to support Primary English. PRIMARY MATHEMATICS Information and resources to support Primary Mathematics.