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Classic Tales Second Edition Level 1 The Magpie and the Milk Activity Book & Play

Classic Tales Second Edition Level 1 The Magpie and the Milk Activity Book & Play

Second Edition

Format: Paperback

Enjoy this tale from Turkey about a farmer, the milk from her cow, and a magpie...

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-423994-3
  • Pages: 16
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 246x189 inches

Children love stories. Bring the magic of good storytelling into your classroom with Classic Tales, and they’ll love their English lessons too.

This new edition of the award-winning series uses traditional tales to bring English to life through more than 30 beautifully illustrated stories – now with accompanying:

  1. e-Books
  2. Audio Packs
  3. Activity Books and Plays
Project the story and accompanying American English audio onto the Interactive Whiteboard – a digital ‘Big Book’! Students can also watch and listen to the story on their home computer or tablets – great for children who prefer computers to books...

Educational discount pricing

K12 schools, college bookstores, and other educational institutions with an Oxford account will receive an educational discount when placing their order through our Customer Service department.

Please call Customer Service at 800-542-2442 (8am - 6pm EST, Monday to Friday). You need an Oxford account to receive the discounted price.

Our discounted price list (PDF)

Key features

  • Storybook with Audio Pack: a classic story retold with engaging new illustrations, accompanied by activities and an updated picture dictionary or glossary. With downloadable American English audio from January 2016
  • e-Book: an engaging e-Book with American English audio
  • Activity Book and Play for every story: extra activities related to the tale, and the story adapted as a play. Use the playscript in class or on stage!
  • Teacher’s website: offers advice on using Classic Tales in your classroom and provides answers to the exercises in the Storybook and Activity Book

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Do your children have a favourite story? One that they like to hear over and over again?

You probably already know that stories are powerful teaching tools, particularly with younger learners.

But did you know that the new edition of Classic Tales now makes it even easier to bring the magic of good storytelling into your English classroom?

Use this award-winning series to effortlessly enrich your English lessons with practice in the four key skills – reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Reading
Children find the much-loved stories irresistible. Vibrant, colour illustrations on every page bring the stories to life and make it easy for them to follow the narrative. They love looking for the details and finding their favourite characters. A picture dictionary or illustrated glossary helps them with the meaning of key words.

Writing
The Storybooks support writing through comprehension activities, and the Activity Books offer a range of extra writing exercises, helping you to make the most of the language presented to students.

Speaking
The short play in every Activity Book and Play re-uses the same language. There is support for teachers on how to speak the play in class and how to perform the play for an audience.

Students can perform the play for the rest of the class, for other classes, or even the whole school. The play can also be used for a parents’ evening or drama competition.

Listening
Every e-Book includes the complete recorded text. Children can consolidate their understanding of the story by listening to the audio version in American English. If you use the e-Book on an Interactive Whiteboard, the whole class can watch and listen together.

Part of... Classic Tales

New edition of Classic Tales with Storybook, e-Book, Activity Book and Play

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