Did you know you could make a book from a single piece of paper?

Download instructions on how to fold little books in:

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isiXhosa

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Little books (level 1)

Download these simple fold-up little books, then print each page and fold to make a little book for your child: 

English Little books  Afrikaans Little books

isiXhosa Little books   isiZulu Little Books

 

 

 

Story sequence cards

 

Did you know that it is very important for children to learn that a story has a structure – a beginning, a middle and an end? Wordworks has developed sets of sequence pictures to use with young children as a simple and fun activity to build this understanding. The skill of sequencing helps children to comprehend what they read. Retelling a story in the right sequence helps children recall what is happening in the story, develop a sense of story structure, and think about a logical sequence of events. The matching story sentences can be used with children who are learning to read to extend the activity.

 

Download these sequence pictures and cut each picture out to make sequence picture cards.

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Download sequence stories

 

Download our handout on how to tell stories using sequence picture cards.

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How to use sequence stories

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One day, Mr and Mrs Madiswa were making breakfast in the kitchen. Sam was in his bedroom getting dressed for school. He put on his grey shorts, white shirt, grey socks and black shoes. Zinzi walked into the bedroom. Sam said, “Zinzi, you can’t go to school in your pyjamas! Where is your school dress?

Download this story in English:

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Download this story in isiXhosa:

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Download this story in Afrikaans:

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Ali and the paint

Once upon a time, Mr and Mrs Ibrahim owned a shop. They worked in the shop every day. One day Mrs Ibrahim came home from work and she had two presents in her bag – one for Musa and one for his little brother, Ali. She took one present out of her bag. It was a big, round shape. Ma read the card.

Download this story in English:

English storyEnglish big bookEnglish little book

Download this story in isiXhosa:

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Download this story in Afrikaans:

Afrikaans story,  Afrikaans big book,  Afrikaans little book

 

 

 

 

Spot goes to the shop

 

 

 

 

 

Baby bird finds his mother

Once upon a time there was a Mother Bird and she built a beautiful nest in a big tree. She laid an egg in her nest and sat on it to keep it warm. Mother Bird sat in her nest, on her egg for a long time. But she got very hungry. She wanted to go out and find a fat juicy worm to eat. So what do you think she did?

Download this story in English:

English storyEnglish big bookEnglish little book

Download this story in isiXhosa:

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Download this story Afrikaans:

Afrikaans storyAfrikaans big bookAfrikaans little book

 

 

 

 

Goldilocks and the three bears

Once upon a time there were three bears: Father Bear, Mother Bear and Baby Bear. Father Bear was very big. Baby Bear was very small. Mother Bear was not very big and not very small – she was middle sized. The three bears lived in a little house in the forest.

Download this story in English:

English storyEnglish big bookEnglish little book

Download this story in isiXhosa:

isiXhosa storyisiXhosa big bookisiXhosa little book

Download this story in Afrikaans:

Afrikaans storyAfrikaans big bookAfrikaans little book

 

 

 

 

Tortoise and his shell

Once there was a tortoise and he lived by himself in the veld. Every day he watched all the other animals running fast and he felt sad because he was so slow. Tortoise was sad because he could not run fast like the other animals. He could only walk very slowly.

Download this story in English:

English storyEnglish big bookEnglish little book

Download this story in isiXhosa:

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Download this story in Afrikaans;

Afrikaans story,  Afrikaans big book,  Afrikaans little book

 

 

 

 

The three goats

Once upon a time there were three goats. There was a big goat, a small goat and a middle-sized goat. They lived high up on a hill. The three goats liked to eat grass but on the hill where they lived, there was very little grass. The grass was short and brown.

Download this story in English:

English storyEnglish big bookEnglish little book

Download this story in isiXhosa:

isiXhosa storyisiXhosa big bookisiXhosa little book

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Afrikaans storyAfrikaans big bookAfrikaans little book

 

 

 

 

Bushbuck’s visitor

Once upon a time there was a Bushbuck and he lived in a little house made of sticks. Bushbuck always left his door open when he went out. One day Bushbuck went out to the river to drink some water and he left his door open. He was walking back to his house when he noticed that his door was closed.

Download this story in English:

English storyEnglish big bookEnglish little book

Download this story in isiXhosa:

isiXhosa storyisiXhosa big bookisiXhosa little book

Download this story in Afrikaans:

Afrikaans storyAfrikaans big bookAfrikaans little book

 

 

 

 

The big wave

Here is a new STELLAR Story. Because it is in black and white, it will be cheap and easy for you to print. You could colour the materials in before you laminate them.   Make sure to keep the colours the same across pictures – if Sam is in a blue shirt on page one, he must still be in a blue shirt on page three – and in the sequence pictures!

Download this story in English:

English storyEnglish big bookEnglish little book

Download this story in isiXhosa:

isiXhosa storyisiXhosa big bookisiXhosa little book

Download this story in Afrikaans:

Afrikaans storyAfrikaans big bookAfrikaans little book