Bill Martin Jr.’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? book is great for EFL learners – lots of repetitive language, easy vocabulary that they will encounter elsewhere (colours and animals), and beautiful Eric Carle drawings. Like other books, I’ve adapted mine by photocopying it, and enlarging the pictures and text for kids to see, even sat at the back of a huge Malaysian class… Usually I read the book aloud first, then I use flashcards to check vocabulary with the kids before reading again. Here are the flashcards I made (print, fold over, laminate!):
And the rest in PDF format:
Here’s a grouping activity – cut up the pictures (leaving the phonics beneath them) – the children can use either the word or the picture to find their group partners.
Some re-ordering activities:
And finally a worksheet that focuses on phonics for EFL learners: