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Story-themed resources

Everybody loves a good story and what better way to teach English than through a gripping tale! Below is a collection of Macmillan serialized readers, cinematic listening, young learner stories and poems, as well as a collection of story- and literature-themed worksheets.

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Macmillan serialized readers

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Owl Hall

Owl Hall, by Robert Campbell and Lindsay Clandfield, is a gripping teenage mystery story told in thirteen spooky parts. But that’s not all … find out all about Owl Hall and everything it has to offer you and your students here!

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Sherlock: The Norwood Builder and Other Stories

An audio serialization of the intermediate-level Macmillan Reader, The Norwood Builder and Other Stories, with accompanying listening activities and transcripts.

Young Learner stories and poems

Selections level 3: It's a disaster, I tell you!

A poem by Leo Kingsmill about a boy who is having an extremely bad day, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Selections level 1: Mr Crocodile's toothbrush

A story by Bridgid Slater about searching for something you have lost, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Cinematic listening

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A Time to Travel

A Time to Travel is an audio adventure by Luke and James Vyner. Follow Amber and Naz as they time-travel through history.

A ghost's guide to London: A cinematic experience by Luke and James Vyner

A ghost's guide to London

Our cinematic listening series.

More story-themed resources

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Lesson Share: Instant coffee

Pete Clements wins this month’s Lesson Share, which shows students how to continue a story in the style of the original author.

Beyond: Arts and Media: Soap operas

In this lesson, students read about soap operas and write their own soap opera scene.

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