Item description

This English Language Learner reading comprehension short story is perfect for ESL / ELL / ESOL learners in all classrooms. This comprehensible input story features early, common English words: this is, animal, person, is called, there is, says, is not, and I am alongside many cognates. This story is accompanied by 6 task / question cards for reading comprehension practice. Task cards include: multiple choice, matching, cognate recognition, drawing, & meaning association.

This short story is perfect for a 5 minute warm-up or bellringer as an individual, or you can purchase the complete set for sub plans or station work! A printable station work answer student answer sheet is included with the full story set!


– 1 Short Story for beginners (editable Google Slides, PDF download)

– 6 task cards / questions for story (editable – can be multi-printed for smaller size)

– Task cards include: multiple choice, cognate recognition, drawing, and matching


Check out my other ESL Stories:

  • Complete Short Stories Set


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.


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