Weeks 12-13

During Weeks 12 and 13, you will be choosing from BRITISH and CELTIC reading units. To get a sense of some of the stories that are coming, here's a random image from one of the units (reload to see more). Then, scroll down to learn more about all the options.


You can browse all the British and Celtic units here: page 1 and page 2. Not sure what to choose? Ask the Crystal Ball at the bottom of the post!

Hero Tales
Beowulf: The fearless warrior battles Grendel, Grendel's mother, and a fire-breathing dragon.
King Arthur: Stories of Arthur along with tales of his knights and their quest for the Holy Grail.
Robin Hood: With Robin, Little John, the Sheriff, King Richard, and also a ballad of Maid Marian.

English Tales
English Tales: Wide-ranging stories the comedy of Three Little Pigs to the tragedy of Binnorie.
More English Tales: Cinderella stories like Catskin and Rushen Coatie, the Pied Piper, and more.
Aesop's Fables: Aesop's fables in English poetry and prose from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Nursery Rhymes: All the ones you might remember from your own childhood, plus many more.

Celtic Tales
Celtic Tales: Fairies, leprechauns, ghosts, and goblins, along with a Celtic version of "Snow White."
More Celtic Tales: More Celtic stories, including the ancient myth of the Children of Lir.
Welsh (Emerson): These folktales are written just as they were told by Welsh storytellers in 1892.
Welsh (Thomas): A collection of Welsh tales with King Arthur, fairies, magic, and monsters.
Mabinogion: The Welsh legend of Pwyll and Rhiannon, plus tales and songs of Taliesin the bard.

Literary Works:
Canterbury Tales: Including comedy, romance, deceit, an animal fable, and a story about the devil.
Faerie Queene: Britomart disguises herself as a knight to seek the lover she saw in Merlin's mirror.
Alice in Wonderland: Featuring the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, and the Cheshire Cat.
Looking-Glass: More of Alice, including Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and Humpty Dumpty.

You can use Diigo to search for specific types of reading:

Units with explanatory NOTES British-Celtic
Free AUDIOBOOK versions British-Celtic
Lots of SHORTER stories British-Celtic
Few stories but LONGER British-Celtic
One CONTINUOUS story British-Celtic
Stories for CHILDREN British-Celtic
Stories in VERSE British-Celtic
Units with ILLUSTRATIONS British-Celtic

You can also ask the Crystal Ball for advice:





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