Note: A full contents list at the front of the book provides a complete list of the activities, the suggested level and age-group for each activity, and an approximate guide to the time an activity will take. The summary below aims to give a general idea of the book's organization.alt,bragt,. The author and series editor. Foreword. Introduction. How to use this book. 1. How to choose, tell, and read stories aloud. Ways teachers can improve their skills in these areas.. 2. A store of 94 activities. Suggestions for the most useful activities which can be applied to nearly all stories, together with some reasons for using them.The chapter is subdivided into activities before the story, during the story, and after the story.. 3. Stories and lesson plans. Fifteen stories, grouped according to the language level required to do the activities in the accompanying lesson plans. Each story is followed by ideas for activities.. 4. Topics and stories. A look at the ways in which stories can be used as a linking thread to cross-curricular activities. Examples for three different topics are given: Mice, Home, and Town and country. Each example includes the story, followed by activities to explore the topic further.. 5. Grammar and stories. A look at the ways in which stories can introduce language that learners are not yet familiar with, be it a point of grammar, a function, an area of vocabulary, or pronunciation.. 6. More stories and ideas. Extra stories and brief suggestions for activities in class.. 7. Pages to copy. How to draw people, animals, places, and thingsalt,br agt,. Further reading. Index to activities.