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4 Reading Comprehension Stories & 8 Activities Level 1 : Beginner + ESL Newcomer

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This English comprehensible input story set features high frequency verbs in the present tense. This Level 1 ESL / ELL short story set is accompanied by various reading comprehension check activities. Students will receive lots of comprehensible input with movement verbs: runs, walks, swims, wins, throws as they read. This English short stories set is perfect for ESL / ELL classes for both young and adult students. This short stories set would also be a great for extra reading practice. Check out the preview to see the stories and activities!

Story Preview:

  • Story 1: A wolf and a thief find adventure exploring a school
  • Story 2: A monkey doesn't like bananas and upsets a nearby dinosaur
  • Story 3: A capybara just can't swim like their friends
  • Story 4: Simplified version of The Tortoise and the Hare


- 4 ESL comprehensible stories

- Each English story has editable text

- Each English story includes a text only and a version with reading comprehension questions

- 4 reading comprehension check activities for all stories

- 1 individual reading comprehension check for each specific story

- PDF and digital format

Teachers like you said:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - "The students were engaged in the activities and short stories. I used this with Freshmen ESOL students. Teaching 26 ESOL students can be very challenging for 90X2 minutes a day. Activities like these are a nice way to engage their creativity while interpreting the material." 9th grade ESL / ELL

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - "I love this resource because it gets my ELL students talking and learning!" Middle School ESL / ELL

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - "These are really neat and simplified texts for ELLs. Thanks." Middle School ESL / ELL

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - "Perfectly accessible for my newcomer ELs. I was happy to find a resource that was perfectly comprehensible for them!" - 4th / 5th Grade ESL / ELL

This product contains a PDF download with a link to a Google Drive folder. You will need to make a copy of the files in the folder to access them.

You will get a PDF (4MB) file

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